In April 2000, the Comprehensive Decentralization Law was enforced in an attempt to clarify the division of roles between central and local governments, to eliminate the program for clerical work commissioned to outside agencies, and to set up rules for the central government's interference.
Each local government is expected to practice unique administration according to their own respective regional realities upon their own judgment and responsibility.
The LAB plans and drafts the system of local self-government suited for the age of regional decentralization.
At the moment, the LAB is promoting decentralization reforms centered mainly around revising the sharing of roles between the national and regional governments. It is also reappraising the setting of mandates and frameworks in order to bolster the respective functions of the national and local governments, while also promoting initiatives to transfer administrative work and authority from the national government to local governments.