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sitemap_940This website aims to bring together information and knowledge on decentralization, local governance and the local public sector. This tremendously broad field of knowledge and practice is informed by experience and research in various disciplines, including governance (political science); public sector management (public administration); public financial management (public economics); international development; and by research and practice in various areas of public policy and service delivery (e.g., health policy; education policy; urban studies; and so on).

The information made available on this website is primarily classified  along three main dimensions:  by local governance theme or technical dimension; by local service; and by country or region. In addition, posts may be tagged based on their relevant institutional level and based on a number of other cross-cutting topics.

Main category Secondary category Tags
Local governance Functional assignment Multi-level governance
Legal functional assignment
Actual functional assignment
Political decentralization Local political organization
Local electoral systems
Local political participation
  Administrative decentralization Local planning & regulatory power
Local HR management
Local procurement
Local service delivery
  Fiscal decentralization Local expenditures
Local revenues
Intergovernmental fiscal transfers
Subnational borrowing
  Participatory and accountable local service mechanisms Community engagement
Participation
Inclusion
Responsiveness
Accountability
Transparency

 

Main category Secondary category / tag
Local services Education
Health
Agriculture
Roads
Water
Sanitation
Urban Services
Rural Development
Environmental Services
Local economic development (LED)
Social Protection

Main category Secondary category / tag
Countries Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia
LAC
MENA
ECA
OECD

 

Cross-cutting classifications Tags
Institutional level Global development
Central level
Local level
Front-line facilities
Community level
Cross-cutting issues and themes Decentralization reform
Government effectiveness
Local governance structure
Political economy
Gender
Donor support (of decentralization / local governance)