As part of the Local Public Sector Alliance’s efforts to promote high-quality, policy-relevant research on issues related to decentralization and local development around the world, the Alliance is offering a number of awards for outstanding papers on decentralization and local development. Although the award is open to all, the award is targeted at young scholars and emerging researchers from around the world.
We are excited to announce that Michael Mbate (Senior Research Officer, ODI) was selected as the winner of the Outstanding Decentralization Paper Award for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region (2021/22), for his working paper “Fiscal decentralization and redistribute politics: Evidence from Kenya”. This recognition comes with a cash prize of US$500. The author of each region’s Outstanding Decentralization Paper will further be considered for the Global Outstanding Decentralization Paper Award.
In addition, Rose Camille Vincent (ETH Zurich) and Victor Osei Kwadwo (World Bank) were recognized as regional runners-up for their submissions to the Outstanding Decentralization Paper Award for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region (2021/22). This recognition comes with a cash prize of US$250.
The deadlines for the subsequent rounds of the Outstanding Paper Award 2021/22 are January 9, 2022 (Latin American & Caribbean); February 6, 2022 (Middle East & North Africa) and March 6, 2022 (OECD & Eastern Europe and Central Sub-Saharan Africa).