Governance of metropolitan areas for delivery of public services in Latin America

  • Alejandra Berenice Trejo Nieto Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Research, El Colegio de México
  • José Luis Niño Amezquita Regional Management Center for Productivity and Innovation of Boyaca-CREPIB
  • María Luisa Vasquez

Abstract

One of the key issues at metropolitan level is the provision of public services and this paper highlights the importance of understanding the governance of public services in the context of increasing urbanization and decentralization. This paper provides a comparative analysis on metropolitan governance in Latin America by analysing specific case studies. The objective is to identify how the governance setting in metropolitan areas shapes the process anthe results of providing public services to wider population. We examine metropolitan governance by employing a 3x3x3 model as a framework for addressing key issues about urban services delivery. Bogota, Lima and Mexico City are the metropolitan areas selected. Secondly, we focus on three sectors: transport, solid waste collection and water. Finally, the analysis focuses in three aspects of governance: coordination, financial sustainability and coverage and quality. The data collection process involved field research in Bogota, Lima and Mexico City.

Author Biography

Alejandra Berenice Trejo Nieto, Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Research, El Colegio de México
Currently a professor at the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de Mexico. I was the academic coordinator of the master program in Urban Studies in this center (2013-2016). Previously I held an academic position at the Center for Social and Economic Research at the Autonomous University of Coahuila in the posgraduate programs of Regional Economics (2008 and 2011). I was a lecturer at the Monterrey Tech and at the Institute of Higher Studies in Tamaulipas. I am a member of the National Researchers System, level II.
Published
2018-11-19
How to Cite
Trejo Nieto, A., Niño Amezquita, J. and Vasquez, M. (2018) “Governance of metropolitan areas for delivery of public services in Latin America”, REGION, 5(3), pp. 49-73. doi: https://doi.org/10.18335/region.v5i3.224.
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