Chapter 9Decentralization and Intergovernmental Relationships

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Relevance, Rationale, and Context

Most development projects are initiated and implemented at the local levels. Plans are formulated on the basis of conditions prevailing in the far corners of the country, and governments make decisions on the best methods and mechanisms for promoting development. A considerable amount of work goes into the formulation of development policies. ...

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