Localizing Health and Education

As the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals approaches, the global development community has engaged in significant debate about the scope, details and implementation of a new, post-2015 sustainable development agenda. In recognition […]

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LPS Country Profiles

Despite the considerable importance of the local public sector, previous efforts to collect data on the various aspects of decentralization and local governance have not given rise to a single authoritative data set on the […]

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Measuring Localization

The localization of public services and development is a relatively new concept. In contrast to existing measures of decentralization—which only focus on measuring the activities and expenditures of elected local governments—the concept of the local […]