Decentralization and local government in the Middle East and North Africa region

There is increasing recognition of the importance of local authorities for effective development policy and planning. According to the OECD, close to 60% of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved by subnational government actors. 

Dr. Sylvia Bergh, Associate Professor in Development Management and Governance at ISS, wrote two new papers that shed light on decentralization drivers, challenges and experiences in the Mediterranean and Moroccan context. 

The CIDOB brief “Building A Euro-Mediterranean Partnership with, not for cities” was written based on an international seminar held by CIDOB in late 2019. “Morocco’s Decentralization Experience” is part of a working paper of the GLD on decentralization reforms in the MENA region (The Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg).

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Associate Professor in Development Management and Governance International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

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