Decentralization and Local Government

Emerging Markets practice

Throughout the world, power is being transferred to popularly elected local governments to achieve greater stability, democracy and development. Capable government at the sub-national level with properly decentralized authority (political, administrative and fiscal) serves as the foundation for sustainable growth of local economies. Locally provided services are more likely to encourage accountability and reflect the true needs of local communities.

Our approach to fosters transparent and accountable governance by working directly with sub-national institutions to build capacity, while mobilizing citizens to increase responsiveness, and facilitate public participation in policy and resource decisions that impact local economic development.

Featured projects

Afghanistan civil service support
Deloitte is working to enhance coordination across public sector organizations and to build the capacity of the government workforce in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan economic growth and governance initiative Afghanistan economic growth and governance initiative
Deloitte is working to promote economic growth and governance by building human and institutional capacity across key economic Ministries.

Transparent Local Governance and Improved Service Delivery in Honduras Transparent local governance and improved service delivery in Honduras
Deloitte is working with municipalities throughout Honduras to increase collaboration and accountability between governments and citizens to improve satisfaction and service delivery.

Strengthening institutional structures in South Sudan Strengthening institutional structures in South Sudan
Deloitte is helping to build institutional and human capacity to support the establishment of effective, transparent and accountable institutional structures in the Government of Southern Sudan.


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