Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-17).
Challenges Facing Local Governments Today. -- The Issue of Representation. -- Donor Engagements with the Devolutionary Process. -- Why Devolution Remains Stifled. -- Future of Devolution and the Way Forward.
This Special Report focuses on Pakistan's ongoing effort to transfer power and policymaking authority from federal and provincial levels to local government. Devolution is a vital step for strengthening the democratic process and making governance structures more responsive to the needs of the people. In addition to reviewing the history of Pakistan's previous devolution efforts and recent legislative changes, the report draws on interviews with dozens of government officials, civil society experts, academics, and others conducted in Pakistan in July 2017 to assess the needs of local government and the future of the devolution process.
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