Webinar: Decentralization and localization in Sub-Saharan Africa: “The big five”

Sub-Saharan Africa Knowledge Week, December 6-16, 2021

Over half of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa lives in five countries. As such, decentralization in these five federal and quasi-federal countries plays a critical role in determining progress on inclusive development in these countries and sets the tone for decentralization and localization in the region. For these “big five”, what directions have decentralization and localization reforms taken in recent years? What have been the drivers? Is this different from the rest of the region?

(This webinar session is co-hosted by the World Bank).

Monday December 6, 3 pm NBO (7 am NYC/DC)

Session introductionPeter Ellis, World Bank (moderator)
Nigeria [Watch on YouTube]Chris Okeke, FCDO Nigeria
Ethiopia [Watch on YouTube] Zemelak Ayele, Addis Abeba University
South Africa [Watch on YouTube] Nico Steytler, University of the Western Cape
DR Congo [Watch on YouTube] Theodore Trefon, Royal Museum for Central Africa
Kenya [Watch on YouTube] Jane Kiringai, Kenya Commission on Revenue Allocation
Discussion / Q&AModerator, panelists and audience

This webinar is part of the Local Public Sector Alliance Knowledge Week on Decentralization and Local Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.