The State of Local Governance: Trends in Rakhine

20 Feb 2015

This report outlines the results of the Local Governance Mapping conducted by the UNDP in collaboration with the General Administration department (GAD) under Ministry of Home Affairs in Rakhine State in 2014. Based on the perceptions of local people and local governance actors, the mapping has tried to capture the current dynamics of governance at the frontline of state-people interaction and enables an analysis of participation in planning, access to basic services and accountability for local governance that is specific to the State. The results are drawn from four townships; Gwa, Kyauktaw, Rathedaung and Thandwe based on mapping undertaken between September and December 2014 including background studies, state level discussions, interviews using the Citizen Report Card (CRC) methodology, interviews with service-providers, and community dialogues.


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