The Resource Decentralization and Reform in Africa, by Sylvain H. Boko, (electronic resource)

Decentralization and Reform in Africa, by Sylvain H. Boko, (electronic resource)

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Decentralization and Reform in Africa
Title
Decentralization and Reform in Africa
Statement of responsibility
by Sylvain H. Boko
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
I woke up at 3:30 on a steamy December morning at my hotel at McCarthy Hill, Accra, to prepare to take the early morning Vanef-STC bus operating on the Accra-Kumasi line. At 4am, the front desk called to inform me that I had requested a 3:45am wake-up time the night before. I figured a IS-minute tardiness is still within acceptable limits in Africa. Surprisingly, my bus left on time. Though it was filled to capacity (I could only find a seat in the middle row), the ride on "state transport" as it is called, was as smooth as it could be, given the dismal conditions of portions of the Accra-Kumasi road and the very loud local music emanating from the bus' speakers. As we drove through the lush forests of the Eastern Region, many thoughts crossed my mind regarding the effects of the current economic and democratic reforms (including decentralization) under way in the country, on the average person in Ghana. The bus company that I was patronizing, Vanef-STC, was itself a product of government divestiture from and privatization - an economic decentralization - of the previous State Transport Cooperation. I was informed that the perception by the users of "state transport" is that ever since the take-over by Vanef-STC, the quality of service has declined. This in tum was due to prolonged litigation by workers who felt that they had been wronged in the process of state divestiture
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Boko, Sylvain H
Dewey number
320
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0
Language note
English
LC call number
JA1-92
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Political science
  • Macroeconomics
  • Regional economics
  • Economic growth
  • Political Science
  • Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics
  • Regional/Spatial Science
  • Economic Growth
Label
Decentralization and Reform in Africa, by Sylvain H. Boko, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1. Decentralization: definitions, theories and debate -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Types of Decentralization -- 3. The Theoretical Debate on Decentralization -- 4. Can Decentralization Destabilize Economic Reform? -- 2. The General Structure of Decentralization in Mali and Ghana -- 1. Overview -- 2. MALI -- 3. GHANA -- 3. The General Structure of Decentralization in Burkina Faso and Benin -- 1. BURKINA FASO -- 2. BENIN -- 4. The General Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Four African Countries -- 1. General Considerations -- 2. Designing a Fiscal Decentralization Program -- 3. The Role and Impact of International Development Aid -- 4. The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Mali -- 5. The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Ghana -- 6. The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Burkina Faso -- 7 The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Benin -- 5. Empirical Evidence on Fiscal Decentralization in Four African Countries -- 1. Understanding the Data -- 2. Quality Indicators of Fiscal Decentralization -- 3. The Quantitative Indicators -- 6. The Macroeconomic Impacts of Fiscal Decentralization -- 1. General Considerations -- 2. Statistical Evidence on Intergovernmental Coordination Failures -- 3. Analyzing the Data -- 7. Conclusions and Recommendations -- 1 On the Fiscal Strength of Local Communities -- 2 Some Suggestions on Improving Intergovernmental Fiscal Coordination -- 3 On Local Government Borrowing Capabilities -- 4. The importance of Associating Local Governments to Central Government Decision-making Process -- 5. Final Remarks -- List of Abbreviations -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2002.
Extent
1 online resource (XIX, 143 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461511113
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4615-1111-3
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absent
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access
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remote
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  • (DE-He213)978-1-4615-1111-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3079117
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000094287
Label
Decentralization and Reform in Africa, by Sylvain H. Boko, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1. Decentralization: definitions, theories and debate -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Types of Decentralization -- 3. The Theoretical Debate on Decentralization -- 4. Can Decentralization Destabilize Economic Reform? -- 2. The General Structure of Decentralization in Mali and Ghana -- 1. Overview -- 2. MALI -- 3. GHANA -- 3. The General Structure of Decentralization in Burkina Faso and Benin -- 1. BURKINA FASO -- 2. BENIN -- 4. The General Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Four African Countries -- 1. General Considerations -- 2. Designing a Fiscal Decentralization Program -- 3. The Role and Impact of International Development Aid -- 4. The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Mali -- 5. The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Ghana -- 6. The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Burkina Faso -- 7 The Structure of Fiscal Decentralization in Benin -- 5. Empirical Evidence on Fiscal Decentralization in Four African Countries -- 1. Understanding the Data -- 2. Quality Indicators of Fiscal Decentralization -- 3. The Quantitative Indicators -- 6. The Macroeconomic Impacts of Fiscal Decentralization -- 1. General Considerations -- 2. Statistical Evidence on Intergovernmental Coordination Failures -- 3. Analyzing the Data -- 7. Conclusions and Recommendations -- 1 On the Fiscal Strength of Local Communities -- 2 Some Suggestions on Improving Intergovernmental Fiscal Coordination -- 3 On Local Government Borrowing Capabilities -- 4. The importance of Associating Local Governments to Central Government Decision-making Process -- 5. Final Remarks -- List of Abbreviations -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2002.
Extent
1 online resource (XIX, 143 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461511113
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4615-1111-3
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3400000000094287
  • (SSID)ssj0001275254
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11739564
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001275254
  • (PQKBWorkID)11337518
  • (PQKB)10671907
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4615-1111-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3079117
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000094287

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