Decentralisation and Local Infrastructure in Mexico

Decentralisation and Local Infrastructure in Mexico

A New Public Policy for Development You do not have access to this content

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06 Dec 1999
9789264174474 (PDF) ;9789264160491(print)

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This publication sheds light on the issue of decentralisation in Mexico. It shows that decentralisation can make decision-making more efficient and increase local participation in development issues. Decentralisation can provide a better framework to improve local infrastructure and to channel the necessary finance from public and private sources. The modernisation of infrastructure systems in Mexico's cities and regions would improve the quality of life and stimulate economic development, thus fostering entrepreneurship and employment. The initiatives being launched in Mexico in this direction constitute a major change of the country, one better adapted to the opportunities of the global economy and to the country's increasingly pluralistic system. Over time, Mexico will make better use of its own natural and human resources, reducing inequality and broadening opportunity throughout its territory.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What is the Current Status of Decentralisation in Mexico
-The Changing Shape of Federalism
-Financial Resources and Decentralisation
Chapter 2. At Which Level Should Local Infrastructure Decisions Be Made?
-Overview of Current Levels of Infrastructure
-Responsibility for Infrastructure and Local Services
-How Should Responsibilities be Allocated?
Chapter 3. How Does Decentralisation Constitute a Favourable Decision-Making Process?
-Decentralisation Improves the Decision-Making Process
-Decentralisation Leads to Improved Implementation and Management of Infrastructure and Service Programmes
-Decentralisation is the Source of Efficiency and Economic Development
Chapter 4. Managing a Local Infrastructure: The Principle of Accountability
-The Dimensions of Accountability
-The Foundations of Accountability
Chapter 5. Human Resources and Decentralisation
-Civil Servants
-Involving the Public
-The "Status" of Local Elected Officials
Chapter 6. Consolidating and Accelerating Decentralisation in Mexico
-How to Approach Decentralisation in Mexico
-How to Extgend Decentralisation in Mexico
-Conditions of Implementation: The Need for Support Structures

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