Decentralization and Development Partnership: Lessons from Uganda

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Springer Japan, Nov 20, 2003 - Business & Economics - 268 pages
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Decentralization - an essential pillar of institutional reform - is of critical importance in developing countries, particularly in regard to democratization, effective development, and good governance. Uganda, since 1986 and the start of decentralization measures under Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement, has represented one of the most serious commitments in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the benefit of extensive fieldwork, Fumihiko Saito demonstrates how conflict resolution, information dissemination, and encouragement of the many and varied stakeholders to form partnerships are critical to successfully bringing services "closer to the people. Decentralization and Development Partnerships: Lessons from Uganda goes beyond theory to compare academic assumptions to the reality of decentralization implementation in modern Uganda. Although the process is by no means free of difficulties, Saito concludes that a "win-win" outcome is a real possibility.

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Contents

Why Decentralization Matters?
1
Democracy Development and Collective
25
Opportunities Perceptions
49
Views from
77
Women Youth and Ethnic
101
Recentralization by Other Means?
125
Potential of Community
151
Challenge for Public
177
The Way Forward
203
Methodological Note
225
References
231
Index
255
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