Decentralized Planning Processes

Colin Thunhurst

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    In this chapter, we consider the essentials and the complexities of building decentralised planning systems. We will discuss critical issues such as the importance and the mechanisms for ensuring full community engagement. We will outline the importance of integrating planning systems across the different sectors and the difficulty of achieving decentralization within a single sector. We will present some practical tools, as well as considering overall structures. Throughout, although this aspect will not be explicitly addressed in this chapter, it will be clear that decentralization is an essentially political process, reflecting prevailing ideological perspectives on the appropriate distribution of power. In a subsequent chapter we will discuss the implications for information systems and the role of qualitative and quantitative measurement within health sectors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDecentralizing Health Services
    EditorsKrishna Regmi
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4614-9070-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    • Public Health
    • Health Administration
    • Social Policy


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