Decentralisation is a broad term, which can be used to refer to different forms of government. Essentially, decentralisation is about the transfer of power from central government to lower levels of government. This can include responsibility for planning and management of government functions including raising and allocating resources. This Topic Guide brings together resources on decentralisation reforms around the globe.
Rao, S.; Scott, Z.; Alam, M. Decentralisation and Local Government: Topic Guide (3rd ed.). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 36 pp.