Clientelism and Ethiopia's post-1991 decentralisation

@article{Chanie2007ClientelismAE,
  title={Clientelism and Ethiopia's post-1991 decentralisation},
  author={Paulos Chanie},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={355 - 384}
}
  • P. Chanie
  • Published 16 July 2007
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
ABSTRACT This article addresses the question of why Ethiopia's post-1991 decentralisation reform is not taking the desired direction of matching diverse needs with available resources and creating accountable, responsive and autonomous regional governments. Given regional governments' relatively diverse socio-economic positions, the intention of the reform to create autonomous regions with devolved administrative, fiscal and political power is appropriate. Nonetheless, the implementation of the… Expand
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