Decentralizing administration

Decentralizing administration

Seminar Magazine, 31 May 2019

The World Bank provides the most commonly available definition of administrative decentralization on the web: ‘Administrative decentralization seeks to redistribute authority, responsibility and financial resources for providing public services among different levels of government. It is the transfer of responsibility for the planning, financing and management of certain public functions from the central government and its agencies to field units of government agencies, subordinate units or levels of government, semi-autonomous public authorities or corporations, or area-wide, regional or functional authorities.’

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