On the international level, local governments are undergoing a process of fundamental political, economic, social and technological change in response to the pressing challenges that have to be addressed, including urbanization, globalization, poverty alleviation, community safety, environmental problems, service delivery, financial sustainability, and so on. Consequently, municipal governments are globally under increasing pressure to promote the development of their localities and, more importantly, improve the quality of the services they deliver to the local populace.
KeywordsLocal Government Indigenous Knowledge Poverty Alleviation Local Leadership Local Governance
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