The Digitization of Local Government as a Factor of Performance of Local Authorities in Benin
More than a decade of implementation of administrative decentralization in Benin, local communities are struggling to find their letter of nobility. The municipal administration remains virtually invisible, with procedures inappropriate and poorly scanned. The communal information, which should be an indicator of visualization of the shares of good local governance, is almost absent. Diagnostic analysis of the poor performance recorded in almost all common factors reveals the deficit of communal scanning as a fundamental variable. The borrowed methodological approach relies on a personal observation of procedures in municipal and local authorities. A collection of information from users of twenty-three communities was realized and complemented by analysis of documents. The analysis draws on the presuppositions of the administrative theories combined with the paradigms of sociology of local communities. This paper attempts to justify the stakes of a scan of the local administration in Benin and its implications on local development requirements.