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dc.contributor.authorChattopadhyay, Soumyadip*
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-21T10:09:57Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-21T10:09:57Zen
dc.date.issued2012-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614524.2012.634175
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/270050en
dc.descriptionOne of the major promises of decentralisation is that it brings popular participation and accountability to local governance, making local government more responsive to citizens' desires and more effective in delivering services. Acknowledging the potential of decentralisation in improving delivery of basic services, the present article uses primary data to demonstrate that higher availability of urban basic services (UBSs) is associated with higher levels of citizen dissatisfaction. Policymakers need to adopt a comprehensive set of reform policies – strengthening the organic link between urban residents and municipalities, exploring alternative service delivery options, etc. – to improve the delivery of UBSs.en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/decentralisation-and-delivery-of-urban-basic-services-the-west-bengal-experienc-270050
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleDecentralisation and delivery of urban basic services: the West Bengal experienceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen
oxfam.subject.keywordCivil society
oxfam.subject.keywordWelfare
prism.number1en
prism.volume22en


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