Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development

Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development

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There has been broad agreement in recent years that decentralization is key in achieving democracy at local level. Examining the successes, failures, possibilities and limitations of efforts across rural Kenya, this book analyses the socioeconomic and institutional prerequisites for successful decentralization, and the role of community groups and producer organizations in reducing poverty and promoting empowerment. Original empirical studies explore the fundamental elements of coherent, inclusive and ultimately effective decentralization, and how these can be applied to efforts across the African continent and beyond.Ahuja, V. and Redmond, E. (2004) Livestock services and the poor. ... Antholt, C.H. (1994) Getting ready for the twenty-first century: technical change and institutional modernization in ... (Central Bureau Statistics) (2001) Population Census, Vol. 1. ... ILCA (International Livestock Centre for Africa) (1990) Working Paper 1. Livestock sys- CBS tems research manual, Vol. 1. ... Available at: www. Links/Conferences/ifs/ Semana.pdf Smith, L.D. (1997) Decentralization and ruralanbsp;...

Title:Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development
Author:Christopher Brendan Barrett, Andrew G. Mude, John Omiti
Publisher:CABI - 2007


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