n Local Government Bulletin - Local government and human rights in Africa : forging the necessary institutional links

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-901X


Local government is increasingly being recognised internationally as the ideal vehicle to deepen democracy and facilitate the realisation of citizens' rights. This is evident in the United Nations International Guidelines on Decentralisation and the Strengthening of Local Authorities, as well as the practices of institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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