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Final synthesis report - a comparative analysis of decentralisation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (Inglês)

This report provides a synthesis and comparative analysis of the main findings from the case studies of decentralization in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. The detailed findings are available from the country studies, whereas this synthesis report draws out the main findings and lessons learned and compare the experiences across the three countries. In recent years most of the Sub-Saharan African countries have undertaken comprehensive reforms of their public administrative systems, with decentralization as one of the major tools to improve efficiency in public service delivery and to strengthen the involvement of citizens in the local decision-making processes3. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are amongst the countries that, for different historical, political and economic reasons, have embarked on the decentralization reform process. This regional study of the experiences of decentralization addresses the need to foster cross-national learning of best practices, identifies gaps and challenges, provides valuable inputs to a more informed future strategy on donor support and, hopefully, generates ideas for each involved country on the ways and means to strengthen the process.


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    Steffensen, Jesper ; Tidemand, Per ; Naitore, Harriet ; Ssewankambo, Emmanual ; Mwaipopo, Eke

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    Final synthesis report - a comparative analysis of decentralisation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

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