The author unpacks the important relationship among socio-economic development, local capacity, and better governance in the case of Türkiye. However, he leaves it open whether the situation observed in Türkiye is compatible with other countries or not. Nevertheless, the effort to put these complex and overlapping themes into an appropriate order should be appreciated. This study provides a reliable reference for academics in the field. In addition to its academic value, Decentralization and Governance Capacity provides a useful reference for policymakers and bureaucrats interested in this subject.