Meaning of decentralization in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdiːsɛntr(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

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(British decentralisation)
mass noun
  • The transfer of control of an activity or organization to several local offices or authorities rather than one single one.

    ‘efforts to promote decentralization and reform of the national political party’
    • ‘the decentralization of business services’
    • ‘the government's decentralization programme’
    • ‘The 73rd and 74th Amendments of the Constitution should be scrupulously enforced, paving the way for effective democratic decentralization.’
    • ‘It advocates decentralisation, economic reforms, additional support for the less well-off and a return to the pacifism spelled out in the constitution.’
    • ‘Decentralization has long been advocated by the political and economic elite in the West as a means of wrenching power from the more populous Eastern provinces.’
    • ‘The government will begin implementing the regional autonomy and fiscal decentralization policy in January.’
    • ‘On the fiscal policy, the board suggests that the government should manage public debt more efficiently and accelerate fiscal decentralization into local areas as much as possible.’
    • ‘The ministry of rural development is now testing its decentralisation plan - termed sector reform - on 70 million rural Indians.’
    • ‘He speaks about mutualism, localism, devolution and the decentralisation of power.’
    • ‘This shows that devolution and decentralisation is the way of the future and I look forward to further initiatives under the Better Local Government programme.’
    • ‘Questions of federalism and decentralization have dominated public debate across the country.’
    • ‘This is intended to help government and its partners clarify processes for the decentralisation process and build capacity for it.’