Reform and Decentralization of Agricultural Services: A Policy Framework

Decentralisation policies in the agricultural and rural sectors are being promoted in many countries as part of government reform measures for rural development planning. This sourcebook provides a methodological framework for a range of options according to different policy objectives, including public, community-based and private sector forms. It also covers political aspects of decentralisation, both at the level of individual organisations and within the government reform process. The framework is illustrated by examples drawn from actual country experiences.