Democratic Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction: Exploring the Linkages

  title={Democratic Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction: Exploring the Linkages},
  author={Trond Vedeld},
  journal={Forum for Development Studies},
  pages={159 - 203}
  • Trond Vedeld
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • Forum for Development Studies
The main aim of this article is to explore certain conditions under which a particular form of decentralisation—defined as democratic decentralisation—will positively affect poverty reduction. This is done through a review of the international literature on the subject—presented in a conceptual framework for understanding such linkages. Democratic decentralisation is often perceived as a necessary precondition for poverty reduction in developing countries. But little convincing evidence has… Expand
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