This book examines the United States Agency for International Development's efforts to address concerns that have been raised in the literature about the ability of international donors to support Peruvian decentralization in developing countries. .
1. Introduction 2. The Peruvian Context: An Overview 3. Regional Development Organizations in Peru, 1949–1988 4. Insights from the Peruvian Experience: Mobilizing Support for Decentralization 5. Decentralized AID Projects in Peru 6. AID as Catalyst: Empowerment and Institutional Reform 7. AID Projects and Cordes: Decentralization Impacts 8. Insights from AID/Peru Experience: Designing More Effective Decentralization Programs 9. Insights from AID/Peru Experience: The Role of International Donors 10. Conclusions and Implications