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Title:The political economy of decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa: a new implementation model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal
Editors:Dafflon, BernardISNI
Madiès, ThierryISNI
Series:Africa development forum
Publisher:Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
ISBN:0821396137; 9780821396131
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Burkina Faso
local finance
fiscal policy
Abstract:For the past two decades, experiments in decentralization and federalization have been developing in Africa. Many of the powers previously in the hands of the central government or its deconcentrated structures have been transferred to lower government layers. Additionally, local governments are gradually emerging as development actors. This book offers a new policy-oriented implementation model, applied systematically in parallel in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal. The book studies the individual countries and compares similar issues based on the same blueprint. Besides more general chapters on decentralization, the model applied and comparisons between the four countries, the book contains four country-specific chapters: Local public finance of territorial collectivities in Burkina Faso (Bernard Dafflon & Thierry Madiès, in collaboration with Abraham Ky); Local public finances in Ghana (Guy Gilbert, Réjane Hugounenq & François Vaillancourt); Public finances of local government in Kenya (Yvon Rocaboy, François Vaillancourt & Réjane Hugounenq); The local government financing system in Senegal (Guy Gilbert & Emmanuelle Taugourdeau) [ASC Leiden abstract]