Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80988
Authors: 
Green, Elliott
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/078
Abstract: 
There has long been an emphasis on the importance of decentralization in providing better quality public services in the developing world. In order to assess the effectiveness of decentralization I examine here the case study of Uganda, which has seen major decentralization of power over the last quarter-century. Initial excitement about Uganda's decentralization programme has, however, tapered off in recent years due to a number of problems outlined here. I suggest that many of these problems are the consequence of broader problems of poor state capacity and institutions that are endemic in developing countries.
Subjects: 
decentralization
local government
public goods
taxation
Uganda
JEL: 
D72
H70
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-655-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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