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Decentralization Task Force Meeting, New York City 2001

October 29, 2001 - October 29, 2001
Columbia University   New York City, New York, United States

The Initiative for Policy Dialogue's  Decentralization Task Force, chaired by Tim Besley and Mariano Tommasi, held its first meeting on October 29, 2001 at Columbia University.

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Task force members discussed issues of accountability and relationships between central and local governments, as well as the experiences of India, China and Latin America. Papers by members facilitated the discussion. Discussion was facilitated by members' papers dealing with, amongst other topics, the role of civil society in local government and empirical evidence on the impact of decentralization and elite capture and lobbying