Decentralization Enhances Ownership and Involvement
Judith M T Melsul, Member
Decentralization in a small archipelago country like Vanuatu, would be good for service delivery to the local community.
It will enhance ownership of community projects by the community being responsible for the development & sustainability of the projects.
It also allows the community to be involved in the planning process, and the control and management of the funds at the provincial level.
This method of decentralized funds allows provinces to prioritize projects and development of the provinces in accordance with the needs of the communities.
It also allows better and fair distribution of available resources.