Obstacles to Decentralization:Lessons from the Developing World

Obstacles to Decentralization:Lessons from the Developing WorldDate26/10/2011 12:30:00
Speaker1. Introduction by Mr. Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao, Civil Society, Local Authorities, EuropeAid ; 2. Dr.Francois Vaillancourt, Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Montreal, Canada
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'some think that decentralization has not gone "far enough" to be considered successful; others argue that it has already "failed". 
The infopoint presentation  will present the findings of a study which examines the different decentralization experiences of 15 countries mainly from Africa and Asia. The conference will pull this diverse reality together to highlight some key obstacles to successful decentralization and to suggest some approaches that might - provided that those in power are sufficiently supportive - lead to better outcomes in the future.'