full_study_-_asia_decentralization_overview_-_2015.doc - THE EUROPEAN UNION’S ADM MULTI PROGRAMME Quality Support Facilities in the field of

full_study_-_asia_decentralization_overview_-_2015.doc -...

This preview shows page 1 - 5 out of 100 pages.

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S ADM MULTI PROGRAMME Quality Support Facilities in the field of decentralization, Local Governance & Local Development Letter of Contract N°2 2013/330793 Overview of the Asia Decentralization Case Studies Prepared by Paul Smoke November 2015 The project is implemented by IBF International Consulting and Local Development International LLC The project is financed by the European Union
Image of page 1
This overview is part of a desk study of decentralization reforms in ten Asian countries. The study was prepared for EC DEVCO B2 using a five-issue framework developed for a recent DFID report: Local Development International. 2013. The Role of Decentralization/Devolution in Improving Development Outcomes at the Local Level: A Review of the Literature and Selected Cases . London: UK Department for International Development. Lead authors of the report and case studies are Paul Smoke and Leonardo Romeo. The content and views expressed herein are sole responsibility of the authors and should be attributed to EC DEVCO B2
Image of page 2
T ABLE OF C ONTENTS Introduction and Overview ...................................................................................................................... 6 Basic Intergovernmental Institutional Structures ..................................................................................... 6 Decentralization Policy Framework ........................................................................................................ 8 Subnational Powers and Functions ...................................................................................................... 11 Subnational Autonomy/Discretion ......................................................................................................... 13 Subnational Political Mechanisms ........................................................................................................ 15 Transparency and Civic Engagement Mechanisms .............................................................................. 17 Concluding Comments ......................................................................................................................... 20 Annexes ............................................................................................................................................... 21 1 Bangladesh Case Study ................................................................................................................ 21 1.1 Underlying political economy context/drivers of decentralization .......................................... 21 1.2 Decentralization policy .......................................................................................................... 22 1.3 Basic structures, actors and mechanisms ............................................................................. 22 1.4 Decentralization outcomes .................................................................................................... 24 1.5 The evolution of decentralization and local government performance .................................. 26 2 Bhutan Case Study ....................................................................................................................... 29 2.1 Underlying political economy context/drivers of decentralization .......................................... 29 2.2 Decentralization policy .......................................................................................................... 30 2.3 Basic structures, actors and mechanisms ............................................................................. 30 2.4 Decentralization outcomes .................................................................................................... 32 2.5 Evolution of decentralization and local government performance ......................................... 33 3 Cambodia Case Study .................................................................................................................. 37 3.1 Underlying political economy context/drivers of decentralization .......................................... 37 3.2 Decentralization policy .......................................................................................................... 38 3.3 Basic structures, actors and mechanisms ............................................................................. 39 3.4 Decentralization outcomes .................................................................................................... 41 3.5 Evolution of decentralization and local government performance ......................................... 43 4 Indonesia Case Study ................................................................................................................... 47 4.1 Underlying political economy context/drivers of decentralization .......................................... 47 4.2 Decentralization policy .......................................................................................................... 48 4.3 Basic structures, actors and mechanisms ............................................................................. 49 4.4 Decentralization outcomes .................................................................................................... 49 Overview of the Asia Decentralization Case studies Page 3 of 100
Image of page 3
4.5 The evolution of decentralization and local government performance .................................. 50 5 Nepal Case Study ......................................................................................................................... 55 5.1 Underlying political economy context/drivers of decentralization .......................................... 55 5.2 Decentralization policy .......................................................................................................... 56 5.3 Basic structures, actors and mechanisms ............................................................................. 56 5.4 Decentralization outcomes .................................................................................................... 58 5.5 Evolution of decentralization and local government performance ......................................... 60 6 Pakistan Case Study ..................................................................................................................... 63 6.1 Underlying political economy context/drivers of decentralization .......................................... 63 6.2 Decentralization policy .......................................................................................................... 64 6.3 Basic structures, actors and mechanisms ............................................................................. 64 6.4 Decentralization outcomes .................................................................................................... 66 6.5 The evolution of decentralization and local government performance .................................. 68 7
Image of page 4
Image of page 5

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 100 pages?

  • Fall '08
  • Finklerberg

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask ( soon) You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes