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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Richard E. Stren - Development Policy Review, 2014
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Decentralisation and Urban Service Delivery in Senegal
Danielle Resnick - Development Policy Review, 2014
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Gina M. S. Lambright - Development Policy Review, 2014
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Does Politics Matter?
Robert Cameron - Development Policy Review, 2014
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The Role of Politics and Policies
Danielle Resnick - Development Policy Review, 2014
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Danielle Resnick - Development Policy Review, 2014 - Oxford, UK

This special issue comprises UNU-WIDER research focusing on key governance challenges related to addressing gaps in urban service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa. First, due to decentralisation policies in much of Africa, the provision of services is often transferred to sub-national authorities....

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Favouritism of government controlled councils is most distinct through interference in local politics rather than through funding mechanisms. The motivation of central government intervention in land deals is two-fold - their actions can be explicitly motivated by politics...

Research Brief
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

In the WIDER Working Paper ‘Decentralized Service Delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa: Policies, politics and inter-governmental relations’ Winnie V. Mitullah assesses the major obstacles to providing critical services, such as solid waste management and water, in Nairobi and Mombasa. She...

Research Brief
– The Role of Politics
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

In the WIDER Working Paper ‘Vertical Decentralization and Urban Service Delivery in South Africa: Does Politics Matter?’ Robert Cameron looks at the ways in which politics affects decentralization and service delivery in South Africa. To do this he looks at Cape Town, which is...

Research Brief
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Various studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between urban population levels and gross national income. As such the growth of the urban population in sub-Saharan Africa may have a positive impact on the region’s economic development. However, this growth also presents a...

Working Paper pdf
Winnie V. Mitullah - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

In many African countries, decentralization has long been viewed as a means for improving local service delivery. Yet, despite various decentralization initiatives, poor service delivery continues to be problematic in two of Kenya’s largest cities, Nairobi and Mombasa. Despite various...

Working Paper pdf
– Does Politics Matter?
Robert Cameron - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the role of politics on decentralization and service delivery in South Africa, with a specific focus on Johannesburg and Cape Town. The research delineates how national decentralization has affected service delivery responsibilities and resources, determines whether service...

Working Paper pdf
Gina M. S. Lambright - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Uganda, like other African countries, has implemented reforms to decentralize political authority to local governments and reintroduce multiparty elections. This combination creates opportunities for national partisan struggles to emerge in local arenas and influence local service delivery. This...

Working Paper pdf
Richard E. Stren - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Sub-Saharan African cities have been growing at historically unprecedented rates. Since the early 1970s, they have welcomed international assistance involving a succession of major thematic objectives. The main agency involved in urban assistance has been the World Bank. But as its goals have...

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