Towards a developmental state : implications for local government globally

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 6
  • SDG 1
  • Abstract:

    Local government is one critical component of governments globally, charged with the responsibility of discharging services to the citizens. The significance of local government lies in power concentration within a state. The article will focus on the assessment of the local government level/tiers/spheres towards the achievement of a developmental state, in various countries. The article highlights a discourse on the centralisation and decentralisation in developmental states. Thus, the debate focuses on the importance of using local government as the immediate agents for achieving a developmental state.