chapter  15
11 Pages

Decentralised of Solid Waste Slums: Informal Privatisation through Patronage

WithJoop de Wit

Even while evidence on outcomes is invariably mixed, one unavoidable impact of decentralisation is that relations between people and the state will change, which applies in anycase to local politicians and bureaucrats. As per theory, and the writings of numerous writers on the matter, it brings governance closer to the people, with the associated potentials of a better match between service delivery and people’s needs and enhanced accountability as lines of implementation, responsibility and the possibility of sanctions are more clear and visible (Crook & Manor, 1998; Crook & Sverrisson, 2003; Robinson, 2007).