Macroeconomic challenges of fiscal decentralization in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis

Abstract: This paper discusses how fiscal decentralization is affecting macro-economic management in the main Latin-American countries. Which fiscal reforms could help strengthen fiscal sustainability, minimize the risk of pro-cyclicality at all levels of government, and allow for countercyclical responses? Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Jiménez, Juan Pablo Source(s): , Serie macroeconomía del desarrollo; 112 42 p., ill.,…

Local economic development in sub-Saharan Africa : defining potential roles for national government : review

Abstract: This article examines the functions that can be assumed by national governments in support of LED programming, including furnishing a coherent framework and guidelines for local planning affecting business development. Recommendations for energizing LED processes in Africa are provided. Author(s): Rogerson, C.M. Source(s): , African journal of business management; Vol. 5, No. 30 p.…

Local government and community governance : a literature review

Abstract: This literature review takes into account recent changes in the perception of local government in Australia, including the much greater emphasis on local government as advocates for its communities across a wide range of social, economic and other outcomes. Author(s): Pillora, Stefanie; McKinlay, Peter Source(s): , Working paper / Australian centre of excellence for…

Reforming the Malawian public sector : retrospectives and prospectives

Abstract: This book examines decentralization, performance contracting, and public–private partnerships as key aspects of failed donor-induced public sector reforms in Malawi, using the case of the 2005/6 fertilizer subsidy programme. Author(s): Tambulasi, Richard I.C. Source(s): , CODESRIA book series vi, 110 p., ill., 24 cm CODESRIA book series Published: 2010 Council for the development of…

Ghana center for democratic development : partisans for democracy and good governance

Abstract: The Center is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research-based and policy-oriented think tank in Accra, Ghana. Its mission is to promote democracy, good governance and the development of liberal economic environment in Ghana in particular and Africa in general. Author(s): CDD-Ghana Source(s): , Published: 2008 Ghana center for democratic development (CDD-Ghana), Accra (English ISBN/ISSN:…