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SANCHEZ MACHADO, Inocencio Raúl; LEDESMA MARTINEZ, Zulma María  and  MENDIONDO ROIG, Eusebia Cristina. A Culture of Urgency, and Municipal Asymmetries in the Territorial Contribution to Development. Rev retos [online]. 2021, vol.15, n.1, pp. 202-221.  Epub Apr 25, 2021. ISSN 2306-9155.


To assess the levels of symmetry observed in decisions related to the utilization of territorial contribution to local development in the province of Villa Clara, Cuba, and the urgent vs strategic dilemma in the practice of decision-making culture of allocating limited resources for development.

Methods and techniques:

The method of case study was used in a Cuban province and municipalities, regarding the utilization of resources captured through territorial contribution to local development. Statistical-mathematical techniques were used in relation to the diagnostic of the current situation. Several indexes were designed to measure the levels of symmetry reached in municipal government management, regarding territorial contribution to local development.

Main results:

The efficacy of decision-making in terms of municipal allocation of resources generated through territorial contribution to foster local development. Emphasis was placed on decision-making weaknesses observed throughout this process.


Every Cuban location will become a pivotal scenario in terms of future development and prosperity. The actors that emerged during the transformation of the Cuban Constitution are a reality now, and are already making institutional changes. Decentralization of decision-making to employ resources critical for endogenous development in every location demands an essential cultural transformation, in which impact assessment governs every decision that compromises the future. Significant asymmetries were corroborated in the effects achieved.

Keywords : decentralization; decision; local development; decision-making culture.

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