Description of Project

The assignment included an analysis of possible approaches which interlink decentralization efforts on national, county and local levels.

Context of the decentralisaiton process:

  • Undeveloped infrastructure and means of communication, low level of education, high level of corruption, lack of capacity in public institutions.
  • Highly centralised – a lot of power vested in the President
  • Few elected officials
  • Many administrative levels at local level but no local governance
  • County and cities are presently the only entities with potential of self governance and of delivering services.

Conclusions from the Study

Decentralisation capacity building efforts need to prepare for a political decision-making environment

  • Cities are potentially important actors for the decentralisation process and Liberia’s development but have so far been more or less neglected in this process.
Project details
Countries
Liberia
Origin of founding
Sida
Budget
220 000 SEK
Duration
2009-2010