Local government is one critical component of governments globally, charged with
the responsibility of discharging services to the citizens. The significance of local
government lies in power concentration within a state. The article will focus on the
assessment of the local government level/tiers/spheres towards the achievement
of a developmental state, in various countries. The article highlights a discourse on
the centralisation and decentralisation in developmental states. Thus, the debate
focuses on the importance of using local government as the immediate agents for
achieving a developmental state.