Zimbabwe’s transition to a devolved system of government: Critical factors for success

Africa's Public Service Delivery and Performance Review

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Title Zimbabwe’s transition to a devolved system of government: Critical factors for success
Creator Nyikadzino, Tawanda Vyas-Doorgapersad, Shikha
Subject Public management; local governance; devolution decentralisation; devolution; multilevel governance; intergovernmental relations; local governance; Zimbabwe
Description Background: The national development roadmap of the Zimbabwean government emphasises devolution as a fundamental plank in alleviating poverty and regional inequalities. However, the government is grappling with the transition to a devolved government system.Aim: This article aimed to explore the critical success factors for guiding the devolution process in Zimbabwe.Setting: The research is descriptive in nature and provides a detailed analysis of the devolution processes in Zimbabwe.Methods: The article is theoretical, and considered a qualitative, descriptive research approach.Results: The article argues that devolution has the potential to achieve the intended benefits if implementation fundamentals are in place.Conclusion: The article provides the political, fiscal, legislative, and institutional reforms critical for the successful implementation of devolution. These reforms are complementary and mutually reinforcing in facilitating the transition to a devolved government system.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor N/A
Date 2022-04-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative research
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/apsdpr.v10i1.604
Source Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review; Vol 10, No 1 (2022); 9 pages 2310-2152 2310-2195
Language eng
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Coverage Zimbabwe 2013-2021 N/A
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