Decentralization and Service Delivery in Hargeisa: A case study of Mahmoud Haybe District in Hargeisa City
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Decentralization policy has promise for improving the delivery of public services, but simply adopting decentralization as a policy does not change a situation.
Decentralization, defined as the transfer of authority from central to local governments to perform certain duties, is seen as one of the constitutional rights to increase service delivery. Decentralization in Somaliland began in 2002 when the national constitution mandated the government to decentralize the system of governance, with the aim of promoting service delivery and enhancing local participation.