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Reality Check on New Legislation

Avoid loss of legitimacy and inefficiencies

If not properly done, the transfer of tasks from central to local governments can lead to unachieved policy objectives, demotivated staff, unsatisfied citizens, in short: loss of legitimacy. And it will not be cost-effective. In order to help avoid such a situation, VNG International and KING (Quality Institute for Dutch Municipalities) have developed two services:

  • a systemized ‘reality check’  that helps define at an early stage of the decentralisation process, whether the intended decentralisation of a task is feasible;
  • an ‘analysis of the implications’ for the next stage, once the decentralisation has been agreed.

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