Making Decentralisation Work in Chile

Towards Stronger Municipalities

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges confronting Chile’s centralised growth model and recommendations towards developing a more integrated territorial approach, capable of mobilising regional productivity catch-up potential in order to strengthen the role of regions and municipalities. The Chilean government has launched an ambitious decentralisation agenda, aimed at empowering municipalities by providing them with the legitimacy, financial resources, human capacities and tools required to improve their autonomy and performance. This study seeks to assist the government by covering several dimensions, looking at municipal responsibilities, fiscal and human resources, equalisation mechanisms, local public service performance,  citizen participation, and co-ordination mechanisms across levels of government.

Published on September 19, 2017

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Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
The Chilean municipalities in the evolving national multi-governance system
The fiscal challenge
The equity challenge
The management challenge
The participatory challenge
Strengthening strategic co-ordination within and across levels of government
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