Examples and lessons from three-tier federalism

26th June 2017
Author: Edward Laws

This rapid review synthesises findings from academic, practitioner, and policy literature. Whilst there is a large body of literature that analyses various aspects of federalism, authors seldom focus on the experience of countries which have implemented this particular three-tier structure. Those studies that do address this area tend to be found either in peer-reviewed academic journals or as part of edited collections published by large international development organisations. The literature surveyed for this report did not incorporate gender concerns.

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Laws, E. (2017). Examples and lessons from three-tier federalism. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


26th June 2017


Continent: Africa, Europe, South America

Country: Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland