Decentralization

Task Force Chairs

  • Jean-Paul Faguet
    Professor
    London School of Economics

Decentralization is on the policy agenda all over the world. Not only is it squarely in the forefront of the development debate throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia, but it is also at the center of public policy-making in Europe and North America under the guises of subsidiarity, devolution, and federalism. Despite the importance of decentralization, however, academic literature still falls short of what is necessary to guide better policy thinking and practice. The Decentralization Task Force builds bridges between analysis and practice, while highlighting deficiencies at both ends.

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