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Strengthening municipal government (English)

This paper identifies five sets of specific institutional arrangements which condition the effectiveness of municipal government: (a) structure; (b) functions; (c) internal organization and process; (d) staffing; and (e) financing. However, it is not only these specific arrangements which determine the effectiveness of an organization. It is also influenced heavily by the values and expectations of its members, by an organizational culture to which history, custom, politics and style contribute in substantial measure. These factors are hard to define and often hard to change. But they will interact with changes in the institutional arrangements and cannot be ignored. Also discussed are the critical issues of accountability and central local relations.

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Davey, Kenneth

Strengthening municipal government (English). Infrastructure and Urban Development Department discussion paper ; no. INU 47 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/713521468765035493/Strengthening-municipal-government