Governance under Decentralization: Oman and in the Arab Region
This two-year study of Omani governance under decentralization seeks to better understand the many challenges facing the decentralization process in transitioning states. The study will employ a multi-method approach to explore the challenges to and potential impacts of decentralization. The goal is not only to expand our understanding of decentralization in the Omani context but also to establish sustainable scholarly and policy-relevant networks and dialogues around these issues. As part of this project, we engage policy experts and officials from Oman and elsewhere in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.