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Functional decentralisation at local and regional level

Council of Europe. Steering Committee for Regional and Municipal Matters.

Functional decentralisation at local and regional level

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by Council of Europe. Steering Committee for Regional and Municipal Matters.

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Published by Council of Europe in Strasbourg .
Written in English


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Statementprepared by the Steering Committee for Regional and Municipal Matters.
SeriesStudy series -- 26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14937742M
ISBN 100119833034
OCLC/WorldCa655663304

operates at the meso or regional level. On the other hand, local governments and field ad-ministrations are based primarily at the micro or community level. Secondly, and more im-portantly, federation utilises the principle of constitutional non-centralisation rather than decentralisation. The Regional Education Department must be present at these meetings and make intervention on important issues. Major areas of responsibilities Managing of the delivery of education at the regional level through regular ; supervision and inspection visits to schools every term and the conducting of training programmes. With an evolving balance between centralization and decentralization, federalism is designed to promote accountability standards without tempering regional and local preferences. Federalism facilitates negotiations both vertically between the central authority and local entities as well as horizontally among diverse interests.


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Functional decentralisation at local and regional level by Council of Europe. Steering Committee for Regional and Municipal Matters. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Decentralization or decentralisation (see spelling differences) is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group.

Concepts of decentralization have been applied to group dynamics and management science in private businesses and organizations.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Functional decentralisation at local and regional level. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, (OCoLC)   Environmental management systems may play an important role in environmental pollution control.

Given China's rapid economic development and increases in environmental pollution, this study attempts to study how environmental decentralization and local government competition affect China's regional green by:   In accordance with the above, and due to the absence of studies analyzing the relationship between functional decentralization and transparency in the case of local governments in Spain, we pose the following hypothesis that we will subsequently proceed to test: H1.

Functional decentralization has a positive effect on levels of public by: regional commuter rail transport; Functional decentralisation.

This aspect of decentralisation takes place when central or local government decides not to directly carry out one of its powers but to transfer the power to a public body or quango. In such a case the body has a clearly defined function and budget to carry out the function.

Decentralization may lead to more creative, innovative and responsive programs by allowing local "experimentation." It can also increase political stability and national unity by allowing citizens to better control public programs at the local level.

But decentralization is not a panacea, and it does have potential disadvantages. Decentralization, or decentralizing governance, refers to the restructuring or reorganization of authority so that there is a system of co-responsibility between institutions of governance at the central, regional and local levels according to the principle of subsidiarity.

Sometimes called a “silent” or “quiet” revolution, decentralisation is among the most important reforms of the past 50 years. The report argues that decentralisation outcomes – in Functional decentralisation at local and regional level book of democracy, efficiency, accountability, regional and local development – depend greatly on the way it.

Decentralisation gives regional councils and local authorities the power to plan and administer on a local level and to do things that improve the lives of their citizens, both socially and economically. It gives them political and financial responsibility for realising national ideals and values.

Why decentralise. – Objectives of the Policy. Data, research and territorial reviews on regional, rural and urban development including city planning, green cities, green regions and mayoral roundtables., This report offers a comprehensive overview of decentralisation policies and reforms in OECD countries and beyond.

Sometimes called a 'silent' or 'quiet' revolution, decentralisation is among the most important reforms of the past 50 years. The book addresses issues of local and regional development in Ethiopia.

The issues include Functional decentralisation at local and regional level book, service delivery, rural urban linkages and regional inequality. Therefore, it reflects on national, regional, district and sub-district level decentralization, local level democracy and development, municipal services delivery, fiscal decentralization, public-private partnerships, local economic • Functional Organizational Assessment.

Regional Councils have been waiting for the policy of decentralisation to give them a more meaningful raison d’etre. Yet the decentralisation project has moved slowly, held back by non-cooperative ministries, a lack of staff and resources across the board, and the complex details of the policy itself.

Data, research and territorial reviews on regional, rural and urban development including city planning, green cities, green regions and mayoral roundtables. Fiscal decentralization is about how central governments empower subnational governments to service their populations and to pay for these services.

This chapter provides an introductory overview of the main arguments of the book. We discuss why fiscal decentralization is often part of a country’s development policy, as well as the risks involved in giving local and regional.

Illner, M. The Czech Republic: Local Government in the Years after the Reform. In F. Hendriks, A. Lidström, & J. Loughlin (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe (pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Google Scholar. This book analyzes decentralisation, regional development paths and success factors in different governance sectors in Ghana, the Philippines, Tanzania and Chile, and discuss overarching aspects of relevance.

Decentralisation, which refers to the delegation of administrative responsibilities. Creates a tension between local autonomy and national standards: Decentralization relaxes national control and creates the potential for more regional variation in civil service conditions.

Some room for variation allows regions the flexibility to hire a civil service that matches a. SinceGIDD and GIMPA have organised several in-country and regional programmes on decentralisation. The deliberations and papers presented at these events form the basis of this book. Local.

Effective decentralization and accountable local governance institutions provide one of the most important avenues for people—including the poor, women and minorities—to participate in the development of their communities and to influence the decision-making processes that are directly relevant to their lives.

functional and mutually accountable linkages between central and local governments entities. Decentralisation to localise regional integration and international cooperation; Citizens elect their leaders freely in democratic elections, and at local Government level, two consecutive terms of local councils have been elected, directly (at.

Overall, there is greater variation across countries in the distribution of competencies at the regional level and less variation at the local level (Allain-Dupré, [30]). In contrast to local governments, which are often general-purpose, it is not uncommon for intermediate tiers to be deconcentrated, possess dual executives, or have more.

The progress of decentralisation in recent decades has been remarkable in almost all regions of the world. Local and regional governments have led the way in accepting and implementing new responsibilities as a result of decentralisation.

There is, therefore, a wide range of successful decentralisation initiatives led by municipalities, cities, provinces, departments and. Concept Paper on Decentralisation and Local Governance 2 1. Introduction SDC has been implementing projects in support to decentralisation and local governance for about 15 years.

Today, around 2/3 of SDC’s country programmes include a support to local governance and/or decentralisation. Decentralisation in the Ghanaian Context. Decentralisation efforts in Ghana predates the attainment of independence from British rule.

24 Concrete steps to institutionalise decentralisation as a preferred governance strategy however commence post-independence with the Local Government Act, Act 54 ().

This piece of legislation built on previous ordinances to establish towns and. Local government should follow direction from and responsible to central government Limited autonomy and opportunity for regions to define their development goals Regional autonomy which made national development uncoordinated Government functions are devolved to local government, except for 6 obsolute power that rest with central government.

Local. Financing Local and Regional Government. Taxing Land and Property. Intergovernmental Transfers. Part IV Summing Up. Financing Metropolitan Areas. Giving Decentralization a Chance. Roy Bahl is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Further, local government is a departmentalization of the state’s work, based on the territorial distribution of services, as contrasted with (1) division into departments at the centre or (2) decentralization of functions to public corporations. In local government, territorial distribution of power is the essence.

Administrative decentralisation. Administrative decentralisation involves redistributing authority, responsibility and financial resources for providing public services from the national government to local units of government agencies, sub national government or semi-autonomous public authorities or.

capacity building at local level, but also a functional financial mechanism, clear and appropriate allocation of roles and responsibilities. Keywords: District, Decentralisation, Public Service, Service Delivery Introduction Background and Rationales.

Chapter 2. Decentralization and environmental issues Summary. The purpose of this chapter is to analyse the role of decentralization in addressing environmental problems.

It first proceeds with the definition of decentralization and examines the various forms it can take. It then reviews the advantages and possible constraints of decentralization in coping with environmental problems.

Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of over 1, results for Books: "Decentralization". Initially, decentralisation was seen as a policy which would empower local communities to initiate local development projects in a period when government was critically short of resources.

Gradually, the emphasis shifted to institutional reforms that promote democratisation at local level, linkages. Decentralisation should minimise bureaucracy at local level while empowering people and maximising accountability. Furthermore, careful consideration should be given to the fate of employees in the inflated public sector who might be victims of reform.

The book includes thirteen country studies based on a uniform format and territorial versus functional decentralisation, etc. All chapters are preceded by a This shift of power from the central to regional and local level is not limited to one or two countries only.

Supposedly, it is a general. Since last couple of decades, there is an emerging trend of decentralisation and India is no exception to such a trend.

Studies that measure decentralisation in India, however, are mostly comparative and target a limited set of parameters. This paper, attempts at a comprehensive examination of a case of Kalyan-Dombivli (KD), a fringe subcity to Mumbai.

budgeting and planning authority at the local level. The Local Government Act (Act ) of reinforces the constitutional provisions. To facilitate a holistic approach to the decentralisation process, various structures have been created at the sub-national level with the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) as a coordinat-ing body.

Nature and scope of local authorities according to the European Charter of Local Self-Government 23 The functional dimensions of decentralisation 26 Illustrations of the political nature of decentralisation reforms 31 Innovative approaches to local/territorial development: the example of.

• “Decentralization is "the means to allow for the participation of people and local governments” (Morell). • Decentralization is transferring the power from the federal to regional level or delivering management functions to other authorities. Decentralization in decision.

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Looking at the world today, one sees a breath-taking globalization of prosperity side-by-side with a. This book was published thanks to the support of Sadat Tower, Tenth floor, Leon Street fluctuates between giving primacy to the local level (localism), regional level (regionalism), or advocating re-centralization (De Vries ).

In fact, reasons Functional responsibilities (decentralization vs. centralization) Political autonomy.These functional areas were selected because they have widely been used to assess decision space in the context of decentralisation.As indicated in Table 1, the decision space was determined by assessing the involvement of the central and local level authorities in decision-making.Decentralization at the village level can lead to greater participation and more effective local development strategies and thus, enhance the delivery of pro-poor services.

But the evidence is mixed. In some cases, there is also evidence of corruption at the local level (e.g., India).