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Neighborhood governments come across many difficulties, and even though there isn't one panacea that works the world over, this e-book argues that there are mechanisms to enhance neighborhood events. through drawing on case reports from the constructing global, the authors overview most sensible practices in reliable governance.
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None of these complex problems can be solved by one individual level of government. Their solution requires the cooperation and coordination among all governments involved. In the face of this situation, many of the region’s metropolitan areas have slowly begun to experiment with the development of various forms of voluntary cooperative efforts to address regional problems. In most cases, these efforts are relatively limited and in their early stages. Consequently, it is difficult to assess the likelihood of their ultimate success.
It is intended to be a democratic organization with influence in the designing of national developmental policies that might impact the metropolitan area. Its goals include: • • • • • • • facilitating the planning and control of the metropolitan area in order to use resources in a more efficient way; the reconstruction of the metropolitan area of San Salvador and planning its future development; coordinating public investment and service delivery in the area; promoting communities’ participation in the development of the metropolitan area; developing financing strategies for area projects; development of policies and procedures to promote the wellbeing of the municipalities and citizens of the region; coordinating the relationship among participant municipalities; Metropolitan Governance in Latin America 25 contributing to the institutional strengthening of participant municipalities including the promotion of decentralization policies, citizen participation and municipal modernization; • support of policies aimed at the economic development of the region and between national and international donor organizations working or interested in working in the region.
The concentration of resources is much higher in the city of Buenos Aires itself; but among the municipalities on the borders of the city, those of northern Buenos Aires (Vicente Lopez, San Isidro, San Fernando and Tigre) have emerged as a sub-area with much greater resources than the rest of the metropolitan area (Pı´rez, 2000). Argentina’s legal framework does not officially recognize or allow for the creation of a ‘metropolitan authority’, and in the case of the city of Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area, the political differences and rivalries between the government of the city and the mayors of the surrounding municipalities would make this very difficult.