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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