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Case Study: A new city charter for Addis Ababa

Title
A new city charter for Addis Ababa 

Author
Plamper, H 

Pages
33 

Product Type
 

Reference #
305-328-1 

Teaching Note
305-328-8 

Institute

Setting
Ethiopia 

Year
2005 

Keywords
City charter; Governance; Management; Finance; Services of city; Governance ? management; Governance ? finance; Management ? finance; Decentralisation; Democracy; Checks and balances; Responsibility and accountability; Capacity; World Bank and IMF (International Monetary Fund)



Summary/
Abstract
The case discusses the introduction of the city charter in the Municipality of Addis Ababa. The experience considers both the design issues of a city charter and the dynamics of the innovation it can determine. The implications in terms of governance, management and finance are discussed. Different problems in local management are investigated, including the issue of the degree of internal decentralisation that is suitable to the needs of a metropolitan area. Aspects of the national context of Ethiopia are dealt with, so that the case can be discussed also in relation to the management of third world municipalities and not only as a case of co-operation.

 


 

 

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