Governance for Urban Services

Access, Participation, Accountability, and Transparency

  • Shabbir Cheema

Part of the Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements book series (ACHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jorrit de Jong, Fernando Fernandez-Monge
    Pages 31-56
  3. Bharat Dahiya, Bradford Gentry
    Pages 77-105
  4. Annika Björkdahl, Lejla Somun-Krupalija
    Pages 107-126
  5. Adriana Alberti, Mariastefania Senese
    Pages 127-152
  6. Nguyen Duc Thanh, Pham Van Long, Nguyen Khac Giang
    Pages 255-279
  7. Camilla Rocca, Diego Fernández Fernández
    Pages 281-310

About this book


This book examines three vital issues in urbanization and democratization: the institutional structures and processes of urban local governance to improve access to urban services; their outcomes in relation to low-income groups’ access to services, citizen participation in local governance, accountability of local leaders and officials, and transparency in local governance; and the factors that influence access to urban services, especially for the poor and marginalized groups. Further, it describes decentralization policies, views of the residents of slums on the effectiveness of government programs, and innovations in inclusive local governance and access to urban services.


Urban Environmental Services Sustainable Urban Development Urban Governance Low-Income Residents Social Inclusion Political Inclusion Urban Service Delivery Budgeting in India Gender Equality Innovative Urban Governance Indonesia’s Urbanization Vietnam’s Urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Shabbir Cheema
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Kennedy SchoolHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2972-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2973-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2546
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2554
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