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Strengthening participation through decentralisation : findings on local economic development in Kyrgyzstan

Verstärkte Partizipation durch Dezentralisierung : Ergebnisse zur lokalen Wirtschaftsentwicklung in Kirgistan
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Grävingholt, Jörn; Doerr, Bettina; Meissner, Kathrin; Pletziger, Stefan; Rümker, Julia von; Weikert, Jochen

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Corporate Editor Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH
Abstract "Decentralisation and local government reform are important elements of many developing countries' efforts to improve state governance. Nonetheless, local governments often appear to be very limited in their ability to meet the high expectations associated with decentralisation and the introduction of local self-government. Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia is a typical example of a country where decentralisation efforts have been on the political agenda for more than a decade but actual results are less than satisfactory. While there is widespread agreement among experts about the diagnosis as such, so far little research has been done on the exact reasons for this situation and their effects on the Kyrgyz Republic's development potential. To address this question, this study analyses one particular aspect of decentralisation in the Kyrgyz Republic, namely its impact on popular participation in the design and implementation of local economic development policies. Proceeding from this analysis, the study derives conclusions and recommendations for the Kyrgyz government and other official bodies, local NGOs and international donors." (author's abstract)
Keywords decentralization; political participation; political development; political power; political situation; political system; political change; political lawsuit; economic development (on national level); political stability; governance; political reform; developing country; Central Asia; USSR successor state; post-socialist country
Classification Sociology of Developing Countries, Developmental Sociology; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Political Economy
Method applied research; descriptive study
Free Keywords Kirgistan
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
City Bonn
Page/Pages 144 p.
Series DIE Studies, 16
ISBN 3-88985-314-5
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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