Decentralization and Urban Infrastructure Management Capacity

Background paper published in: UNCHS. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements 2001

CUDS prepared the background paper on “Decentralization and the Management of Infrastructure” for the UNCHS Global Report on Human Settlement to be issued in June 2001 for Habitat II+5. The paper gives an overview of decentralization and infrastructure policy since 1990, stressing the expanding scope for private sector involvement and the growing role of NGOs and civil society in the delivery of infrastructure services.

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