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How close is your government to its people ? worldwide indicators on localization and decentralization
 
Author:Ivanyna, Maksym; Shah, Anwar; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 6138
Country:World; Date Stored:2012/07/18
Document Date:2012/07/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Public Finance Decentralization and Poverty Reduction; National Governance; Parliamentary Government; Debt Markets; Subnational Economic DevelopmentLanguage:English
Region:The World RegionReport Number:WPS6138
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This paper is intended to provide an assessment of the impact of the silent revolution of the last three decades on moving governments closer to people to establish fair, accountable, incorruptible and responsive governance. To accomplish this, a unique data set is constructed for 182 countries by compiling data from a wide variety of sources to examine success toward decentralized decision making across the globe. An important feature of this data set is that, for comparative purposes, it measures government decision making at the local level rather than at the sub-national levels used in the existing literature. The data are used to rank countries on political, fiscal and administrative dimensions of decentralization and localization. These sub-indexes are aggregated and adjusted for heterogeneity to develop an overall ranking of countries on the closeness of their government to the people. The resulting rankings provide a useful explanation of the Arab Spring and other recent political movements and waves of dissatisfaction with governance around the world.

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