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Diagnostics/Toolkits

Decentralization and sub-national economic development are complex phenomena. With the aim of promoting a more informed, consistent and comprehensive approach to these topics, the site presents selected assessment tools, identifies best practice, and international benchmark data. We identify selected toolkits to help practioners frame the issues, and highlight examples that have implemented applied best practices. Structured assessments of various fiscal, political, and administrative dimensions of decentralization have been extended to put countries in a comparative perspective, as can ways to measure sub-national disparities. These can provide a rough benchmark of how developments in respective countries or regions compare to international practices, and identify catered strategies for the challenges at hand.