Local Governance

  • Parvaz Azharul Huq
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_1992-1



Local governance is a new process of decision-making and resource distribution at the local levels using markets, quasi-markets, and the networks of mutually interdependent organizations, entities, and actors. This is a new form of governing system which transcends – both in theory and practice – the traditional conception of local government. While local government is a building block of local governance, the latter encompasses a wide gamut of formal and informal institutions, processes, and relationships. In its simplest form, local governance can be defined as the collective action of the local government institutions, various government agencies, private sector, and civil society groups to manage common socioeconomic and political affairs of a given locality below the national or sub-national level.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parvaz Azharul Huq
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  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh