Political Economy Analysis (PEA) Local Governance

As part of the Resilience for Peace (R4P) project, the CIRES Economic Policy Analysis Unit (CAPEC) was selected by Equal Access International (EAI) to carry out two studies in the northern border areas

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Bagoué, Bounkani, Folon, Poro, Tchologo, 2021, Basic social services, Local governance, Social cohesion

Understanding the Border Area in Northern Côte d’Ivoire Research Series

As part of the Resilience for Peace (R4P) project, the CIRES Economic Policy Analysis Unit (CAPEC) was selected by Equal Access International (EAI) to carry out two studies in the northern border areas: (1) a political economy analysis (PEA) of local governance and (2) an analysis of the political economy of the security context in the north and its management by national security institutions.
The general objective of this PEA is to understand and map the power dynamics of civil governance in the northern border regions. More precisely, it maps the institutions and networks of local and decentralized state actors as well as their interactions; it describes the dynamics and interests that promote or hinder governance systems as they seek to be in accordance with established legal frameworks; it investigates the interactions of community and customary authorities with state systems; and it identifies formal and informal decision makers and “spoilers” of effective local governance in its various dimensions, such as financial management, basic service delivery, political accountability, and communications.

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