Decentralisation can increase the efficiency of public service delivery, spur policy innovation and promote local democracy and accountability. How do we ensure that subnational governments are equipped with the necessary resources to fulfil their responsibilities?
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is the Princesa de Asturias Chair and a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is the Director of the Cañada Blanch Centre and has been Head of the Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Innovation Research, University of Stavanger, Norway. He currently chairs the European Commission’s High-Level Group on the future of Cohesion Policy. He has been President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and served as its Vice-President, as well as Vice-President and Secretary of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA).