MS-TCDC: Decentralisation and Devolution

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC)

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) is a training centre for development cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa. MS-TCDC is situated close to Arusha in Northern Tanzania. The Centre offers regular courses in current development topics and methods.

MS-TCDC is conducting a one-week course on Decentralisation and Devolution from 20-24 June 2016 and 26-30 September 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania.

The aim of the course is to explain the concept of decentralisation, discuss types and models of decentralisation in developing countries, demonstrate how decentralisation enhances governance and service delivery at the local level, compare the impacts of decentralisation across various developing countries.

Course Objectives

The overall aim of the course is to:

  • Explain the concept of decentralisation and discuss the various types and models of decentralisation in developing countries;
  • Demonstrate how decentralisation enhances governance and service delivery at the local level;
  • Discuss the challenges facing various forms of decentralisation; and
  • Compare the impacts of decentralisation across various developing countries.

Course Content

  • Meaning of decentralisation and its responsibility elements;
  • Types of decentralisation frameworks;
  • Decentralisation and good governance;
  • Advantages and disadvantages of decentralisation;
  • Challenges facing decentralisation in developing countries;
  • Utility of decentralisation in governance;
  • Decentralisation as a tool for conflict prevention and peacebuilding; and
  • Advocacy for decentralisation of government services. 

Learning outcomes

Participants who undertake this course will be able to:

  • Explain the different decentralisation approaches commonly used in developing countries;
  • Explain why devolution is the most preferred as compared to the other forms of decentralisation;
  • Explain the different dynamics facing various countries as they implement decentralisation;
  • Critique the value of decentralisation in governance and its utility as a tool for peace building and conflict resolution; and
  • Advocate for more decentralisation of government services.   

The course is aimed at AAI programme staff and partners. Others are staff from the local government, other development agencies and political leaders.
 
Tuition Fee: US$350
 
To sign-up for the course, refer to www.mstcdc.or.tz/application/application-form-decentralization-devolution-0.
 
For more information, refer to www.mstcdc.or.tz/course/decentralization-devolution.
 
For more about MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation, refer to www.mstcdc.or.tz.

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 20 June, 2016
Event End Date: 
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Event Venue: 
Arusha, Tanzania
Event Type: 
Training

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