Promise and reality of fiscal decentralization

Abstract: This paper considers the costs and benefits of fiscal decentralization, trends in the practice of decentralizing budgets, and the policy interventions used to strengthen the financial autonomy of local government in developing countries. Subjects include local taxation and budget constraints.

Author(s): Bahl, Roy

Source(s): Decentralization policies in Asian development, p. 1-26, ill., tabs

Published: 2009 World scientific, Singapore [etc.] (English



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