As the spread of decentralisation and democratisation gathers speed, so local governments in developing countries are taking more and more responsibility for improving their perfor- mance, managing the interface between the state and citizens, and providing services, despite having access only to limited resources. Thanks to decentralisation and the holding of local elections, a variety of organisations, interest groups and professional associations – some of which were previously dormant whilst others are new – are now able to participate in the development process and to claim a political role in social and economic development. The impact is being felt most keenly at the municipal level, where local governments and non-state actors are best placed to express and defend local interests.
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