The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation

The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation (BTAP) was initiated through its first Global Assembly held in Tanzania at the end of 2011. BTAP believes that “transparent and inclusive budgets are a key piece to improve service delivery, poverty alleviation, the realization of human rights, social justice, and environmental sustainability.”  Currently, the independent…

The Impact of Decentralization

While decentralization is considered as a good way to reform the public sector in developing countries, there are opponents who argue that it has even negative or inconclusive impacts. In CESinfo DICE report 2004, the paper titled “The Impact of Decentralization on Service Delivery, Corruption, Fiscal Management and Growth in Developing and Emerging Market Economies:…

Review: Fiscal decentralization and macroeconomic management

The paper (Fiscal decentralization and macroeconomic management) by Anwar Shah published  in 2006 aims to discuss a central question ¨whether or not fiscal decentralization implies serious risks for fiscal discipline and macroeconomic management for the nation as a whole.” The author claims that fiscal decentralization is more essential to improve macroeconomic regulation than a centralized fiscal…

Devolution of financial resources to the local governments

Abstract: The prospects of devolution of financial resources at the local level and the problems that are likely to be encountered in the process are examined. Other aspects are the new National Finance Commission, the Charter of Democracy, and developments related to them. Author(s): Nasir, Zafar Mueen Source(s): , [10] p. Published: 2013 Islamabad policy…

FreeBalance : modernizing public financial management = modernise la gestion des finances publiques = modernizando el manejo de las finanzas públicas

Abstract: FreeBalance is a global provider of software solutions for public financial management (PFM). PFM is an essential part of the international development process. FreeBalance solutions support government modernization, fiscal decentralization, and public finance reform across all levels of government. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 FreeBalance, Ottawa [etc.] (English; French; Spanish ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.freebalance.com/

How close is your government to its people? : worldwide indicators on localization and decentralization

Abstract: This paper uses data from a variety of sources to rank countries on political, fiscal and administrative dimensions of decentralization and localization. Aggregated overall ranking provides a measure of the closeness of government to the people. Author(s): Ivanyna, Maksym; Shah, Anwar Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 6138 39 p., ill., graphs, maps,…

Innovations for decentralization and local development (IDLD) : Cambodia : final project evaluation by using Special programme implementation review (SPIRE) approach

Abstract: This UNCDF funded project was operational during 2008-2012 and dealt among other things with questions of functional assignments and fiscal decentralization. It is expected that project results with regards to the legal frameworks (planning and finance) are sustainable. Author(s): Land, Gerhard Van ‘t; Pak, Kimchoeun Source(s): , 73 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…