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This publication provides an overview of the current work of commune councils in Cambodia and concrete examples of how development agencies are helping to build council capacity and awareness. It begins with an overview of the role and status of commune councils in Cambodia. It then examines the relationships between commune councils and civil society at the local level. This includes important council activities, such as development initiatives and mediation, followed by a review of governance principles, such as political pluralism and impartiality, accountability and transparency. As one of the main challenges to decentralization lies with council leadership and initiative, a special section on management and leadership qualities is included. The publication also contains a summary of current partnership strategies for supporting the communes. The final section presents a short analysis of civil society/commune council partnerships along with recommendations.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Decentralization and deconcentration
  • Government
  • Government services
  • Provincial and local governments
  • System of government
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

Pact Cambodia Phnom Penh Center, Third Floor Corner Sihanouk and Sothearos Blvds Phnom Penh (PO Box 149) Cambodia Tel: (855-23) 217 820

Author (individual) Mansfield, Cristina
Co-author (individual) MacLeod, Kurt
Publication place Phnom Penh
Publisher Pact Cambodia
Publication date 2004
Pagination 48 p
Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:47 (UTC)
Date modified December 13, 2015, 14:20 (UTC)