Municipal Governance Structures – MENA Countries

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has created country profiles with a focus on local government structures and the relationship between local institutions and the central government. Profiles available include:

UCLG has also gathered information on local government legislation in 15 countries in a report entitled “Research on Local Government Systems in Middle East and West Asia Countries.”

Presentations from CEMAT/UNDEF and Local Governance Performance Index Tunisian Public Opinion Surveys:

Other reports:

Trust, Voice, and Incentives : Learning from Local Success Stories in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa.” World Bank, April 2015.

Syrian Spillover: National Tensions, Domestic Responses, & International Options.” Ellen Lust, POMED, April 2015.

Improving quality of care against all odds: a local success story in Jordan,” Tamer Samah Rabie, Ellen Lust, Cari Clark, Melani Cammett, and Hannah Linnemann, December 1, 2014.

Tunisian elections bring hope in uncertain times,” Lindsay Benstead, Ellen Lust, Dhafer Malouche, and Jakob Wichmann, October 27, 2014.

Mental health research in the Syrian humanitarian crisis,” Hussam Jefee-Bahloul and Kaveh Khoshnood, Frontiers in Public Health, May 16, 2014.

Needs Assessment Review of the Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Jordan.” United Nations Development Program, November 2013.

Greater Jerash Municipality: Local Development Plan, 2009-2011.” Jordan Local Governance Development Program and USAID.

The role of regional administrations in the context of decentralization.” Roundtable report series, The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, August 2012.

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