Thanks for the insights provided by the empirical findings on the impact of decentralisation in some democracies. While agreeing with the findings, I hasten to point out that no two countries are identical in anyway. To those of us living in Kenya, decentralisation would not have come at a better time reflecting on what happened after the last elections. Some of our "political entrepreneurs" riding on the backs of an oppresive centralised system and the ostracisation/relegation to the periphery in authoritative allocation of resources cannot explain the whole story. It may be too early to cast aspersions on whether or not the direction Kenyans chose is right. Others have walked the path, Canada, India, S. Africa etc and I cant wait for that time when all will set rolling. Let us all believe that we shall make it. Thanks.