Has Decentralised Governance Actually Worked in Hyderabad?
Sameer Sharma, Sahil Sasidharan | 2016
JnNURM expanded the scope of local government participation and decentralization through the establishment of Ward Committees and Area Sabhas. Hyderabad is one of the few cities where Ward Committees and Area Sabhas are established and active. This case follows local government leaders and community stakeholders in Hyderabad to understand how these local institutions are designed, how they came about, and how they work in practice. This case tells us about the kinds of jurisdiction and decision-making capacity that is transferred to these micro-governance units, and how this form of local governance encourages political participation and community involvement.