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Decentralization—Initial Experiences
and Expectations of the SDC

by Marco Rossi

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been supporting development efforts in various countries in the South and in Eastern Europe for many years. This article outlines expectations of SDC in connection with these projects and their respective roles in the general context of Swiss international cooperation. Within this context, the article looks at different forms of decentralization, its contribution to democratic development, linkage between globalization and decentralization, challenges for decentralized governmental structures, good government leadership and effective use of financial resources.

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