Webinar: The quest for decentralization and inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends and political economy drivers

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

There is a lot of energy behind inclusive, community-led development and people’s empowerment in Africa. This energy is unlikely to result in inclusive development unless the public sector organizes itself in a decentralized manner, in way that allows the public sector to respond to demands and needs expressed from the bottom up. What political economy forces have been holding back the decentralization agenda, and how can different stakeholders advocate for a more inclusive and responsive public sector?

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

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

Session IntroductionManuel Vargas, Practice Manager, World Bank (moderator)
A political economy perspective [Watch on YouTube]Nicholas Awortwi, ILGS, Ghana
Civil society perspective [Watch on YouTube]Freddy Sahinguvu, SNV
Development partner perspective [Watch on YouTube] Abdu Muwonge, World Bank
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.