Political Fragmentation, Decentralization and Development Cooperation
Ecuador in the Latin American Context
This study analyzes the challenges for successful decentralization in fragmented polities, focusing on Latin America and the special case of Ecuador. Based on a political economy perspective on decentralization, the authors demonstrate how political fragmentation has affected decentralization. They develop criteria on how development assistance can at least partly counter the negative effects of political fragmentation. Finally, the paper examines the extent to which donor agencies have been pursuing such strategies in Ecuador.
© 2008 German Development Institute (DIE)
Jörg Faust, Florian Arneth, Nicolaus von der Goltz, Imke Harbers, Judith Illerhues, Michael Schloms