Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 17:29:38 -0400
East Asian countries have transferred power and responsibilities from the central government to local governments at a rapid pace. A new study called East Asia Decentralizes â€“ Making Local Government Work, being released next week looks at this trend, including the role that local governments are playing and could play in the economy, the role of citizens in making local governments work, and the challenges for policy makers as they move to make these systems more effective in delivering public services, like education and healthcare, more effectively.
The study, which focuses on Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, will be released on Tuesday, June 14, and will be available online at http://www.worldbank.org/eapdecentralizes on June 14.
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