Effects of Decentralization on Local Level Development: (a Case Study of the Yilo Krobo District in Ghana)

Effects of Decentralisation on Local Level Development: (a Case Study of the Yilo Krobo District in Ghana) CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study Across the world, governments are dealing with the challenges raised by both globalization and a movement towards democratic systems of governance. In an effort to make the delivery of services more efficient and to bring them closer to the people, many countries have moved to decentralize a range of activities. There is a popular belief among decentralists that if local governments have the power to generate and spend revenue without relying on central government funding, their expenditure will be pro-poor and will improve the lives of local people. Such views have influenced recent calls for greater decentralization in developing countries in general and Africa in particular...
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