Inappropriate local administrative organization

Other Names:
Outdated institutional structures for local government
Outmoded local authority legal structures
Metropolitan-type administration
Inappropriate styles of local government

[Developing countries] The local authority structures and legal frameworks in most developing countries tend to be based on those designed for rural and agricultural communities of the colonial period and are completely inappropriate to both the local culture and to the challenges of rapid urbanization. Since these structures are based on models from industrialized countries, they have tended to favour the development of energy- and material-intensive cities that are dependent on imports.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST