n Local Government Bulletin - Proposals on municipal capacity building : doing things differently or re-packaging past initiatives?

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-901X


It is common cause that there are huge economic disparities and differences in municipalities' social, demographic and spatial profiles, which are inevitably also reflected in their financial profiles. These contextual structural factors external to municipalities also tend to be correlated with, and compoundedby, institutional internal weaknesses such as poor governance and accountability, ineffective financial management and outright corruption, high vacancy rates in key senior-management posts, technical skills shortages such as in engineering, poor planning skills, ineffective internal controls etc.

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