Public services and social cohesion at risk? : the political economy of democratic decentralisation in post-war Sierra Leone (2004-2014)

@inproceedings{Tarawallie2018PublicSA,
  title={Public services and social cohesion at risk? : the political economy of democratic decentralisation in post-war Sierra Leone (2004-2014)},
  author={Idrissa Mamoud Tarawallie},
  year={2018}
}
On account of the many failures of the centralised state, decentralisation has become the preferred mode of governance in many countries in the developing world. Widely supported by international development agencies, it promises efficiency and equity in public service delivery and social cohesion in post-war societies by bringing government closer to the people. Crucial in the decentralisation promise, is resource diversion through clientelistic networks at the local level to consolidate… CONTINUE READING

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