G.78 - Decentralization, deconcentration and participatory planning

G.78 - Decentralization, deconcentration and participatory planning
Expand and improve the processes of decentralization, deconcentration and participatory planning at the subnational and local levels, with emphasis on availability, accessibility and the quality of basic services, education and health, including sexual health and reproductive health and the prevention of violence against girls, adolescents and women.
Priority measure number


The targets proposed under this measure relate primarily to decentralization and participation, as the issue of sexual and reproductive health and that of violence are developed in chapter D and in priority measures 56, 57 and 58 of chapter E. Specific indicators relating to the priority measures proposed in those chapters, and the indicators proposed in the present chapter, should be disaggregated by subnational level, urban or rural area and, where possible, minor administrative division. The issue of access to basic services was developed in priority measure 77 of this chapter. This measure is closely related to priority measure 84, as the availability and use of disaggregated and georeferenced sociodemographic information is essential for giving effect to decentralization, local planning and participatory decision-making.

Possible lines of action

1. Adopt specific national legislation on effective decentralization and local autonomy. 2. Design and promote the use of instruments for citizen participation in planning, decision-making and monitoring of decentralized public policies.

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

The HABITAT agenda has measures that relate directly to this priority measure: a chapter on promoting decentralization and strengthening local authorities; Checklist 7 on the level of the decentralization process; and Key indicator 20 on total local government revenue from all sources in United States dollars annually, both capital and recurrent, for all local governments in the metropolitan area, averaged over the last three years (2000, 2001, 2003), divided by the population.

Sustainable Development Goals 3, 11 and 13 also relate to this priority measure.

G. Territory and internal migration