Limits to decentralization in Zimbabwe
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Limits to decentralization in Zimbabwe essays on the decentralization of government and planning in the 1980s by

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Published by Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands .
Written in English



  • Zimbabwe.


  • Decentralization in government -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Local government -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Regional planning -- Zimbabwe.

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Edition Notes

StatementA.H.J. Helmsing ... [et al.].
ContributionsHelmsing, A. H. J., 1951-, Joint Programme of Teaching and Research in Rural and Regional Planning (Zimbabwe)
LC ClassificationsJS7643.A3 L54 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 177 p. :
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1310191M
LC Control Number92180120

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  Emerging issues on Zimbabwe's decentralization program include the importance of capacity building and capacity of local institutions, political environment and viewing the Author: Diana Conyers. Democracy and Development in Zimbabwe: constraints of decentralization by JOHN MW MAKUMBE Harare: SAPES Books, Pp. £ (pbk.). - - Volume 38 Issue 4 - . planning. This is a contradiction, if one sees decentralisation as the opposite of centralisation. Here we see the co-existence of the two as inevitable because Zimbabwe is a unitary state which defines the limits of decentralisation. I. INTRODUCTION Since the attainment of independence in Zimbabwe in . The limits to government decentralisation include its need for manpower, finance and technical demands.

2. Structure of Government and Decentralization Measures 3. How much Decentralization in Practice? 4. The Impact of Devolution of Powers to Different Levels 5. General Conclusions 6. Bibliography 1. General Introduction Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa in which African majority rule was achieved only in Dual structures. • Decentralization is transforming the local institutional infrastructure on which local forest management is based. Three basic elements of decentralization are accountability, discretionary power, and security (Ribot). • “Decentralization in Zimbabwe’s forest sector has been varied depending on the. workshop on forest governance & decentralization in africa april , durban, south africa decentralization outcomes in the context of political uncertainty in zimbabwe: a comparative assessment from co-management and campfire and implications for policy mapedza, everisto 1. decentralization often requires improved planning, budgeting and management techniques and practices; the adoption of new tools; and the development of improved human resources to operate the decentralized programmes.” 4 “ Decentralization is a complex phenomenon involving many geographic entities, societal actors and social sectors.

developing a fully satisfactory measure of the extent of decentralization (see Oates , ). Available data essentially limit us to fiscal measures, and, following earlier work, we will use the fiscal share of the state government in the state-local sector as our measure of fiscal centralization. Political, administrative, fiscal and market decentralization can also appear in different forms and combinations across countries, within countries and even within sectors. Political Decentralization. Political decentralization aims to give citizens or their elected representatives more power in public decision-making. The fiscal decentralisation policy for urban local governments in Zimbabwe will be reviewed by examining books, reports, case law, regulations, the Constitution, relevant legislation, literature, policy papers from the Ministry of Local Government and other relevant. Decentralization is, nowadays, a popular process worldwide. National politicians may be tempted to experiment with it, hoping that its adoption will increase their popularity at home, although they have to cede some power. Africa shows an impressive institutional creativity. Two countries, Ethiopia and South.