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Study: The Local Business Environment and Decentralised Cooperation

28 February 2019

National business environment reform does not always lead to an improvement of business conditions at the local level, but through decentralised cooperation, local and regional governments can lead reforms that support business growth, create jobs and drive innovation, writes Simon White in a new study published by PLATFORMA.

The first objective of this study is to show that improving local business environment requires building the capacity of local and regional governments in partner countries and promoting decentralisation reforms.

The second objective is to show the potential contribution of decentralised cooperation to help local and regional governments undertake business environment reforms and advocate for decentralisation reforms.

“Local and regional governments require the political and legal authority provided to them by a decentralised nation state. In addition, they require the capabilities, tools and capacity to assess the Local Business Environment and to design, implement and monitor meaningful reforms,” the author explains.

Read the full study.