Revenue potential study for Masasi district council : final report

Abstract: The revenue potential for Masasi District Council is assessed and an action plan for improving the existing revenue collection system is formulated. Masasi District is located in southern Tanzania. Author(s): Mugoya, Patrick; Chikongoye, Joseph Source(s): , viii, 50 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Support to local governance…

Fiscal decentralization in Asia : challenges and opportunities

Abstract: This publication discusses the decentralization issues faced by countries of Asia and the Pacific. It includes practical suggestions on how to proceed in this area to enhance economic growth, macroeconomic stability, poverty and income distribution, services delivery, and accountability. Author(s): Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge Source(s): , v, 10 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Asian development bank…

Designing the local government enhancement fund for the Philippines

Abstract: Recently, local government associations in the Philippines have asked for an expansion in the funding of the IRA (Internal Revenue Allotment) with 10%. In addition they asked for a new transfer mechanism to ensure stronger equalization and better accountability arrangements for higher efficiency. Author(s): Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge; Liu, Yongzheng Source(s): , International studies program :…

Governance and development

Abstract: The OECD-DAC Network on Governance (GOVNET) is the only forum for development agencies and partner countries that focuses exclusively on improving governance. Themes include accountability, corruption, governance assessments, human rights, and taxation. Author(s): OECD Source(s): , Published: 2011 Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD), Paris (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.oecd.org/document/31/0,3746,en_2649_34565_46582751_1_1_1_1,00.html

Decentralization program : towards sustainable good local governance

Abstract: The Decentralization Program (DP) is a joint development effort of the governments of the Philippines and Germany. It aims at improving governance and participatory development to provide for local needs by political decentralization, fiscal decentralization and capacity development. Author(s): GIZ Source(s): , Published: 2011 Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) [etc.], Bonn [etc.] (English…

Decentralization of taxation in Africa : policy choices

Abstract: Can decentralization of taxation in Africa help mobilize enough public resources to meet the challenges of the Millennium Development Goals as well as promote good governance for an efficient supply of public goods? It is an essential tool and it is growing, but there are problems. Author(s): Chambas, Gérard Source(s): , [16] p. Published:…

Local government finance : a building block to stronger societies

Abstract: The fiscal architecture is a key component in the framework of decentralization. While increasing fiscal decentralization, has been a global trend in recent decades, there are significant variations across and within regions and countries. Author(s): Forster, Richard Source(s): , United cities : connecting the world’s urban leaders; Issue 2 p. 74-75, ill., map, tab…

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.,…

More than you can handle : decentralization and spending ability of Peruvian municipalities

Abstract: The importance of factors known to affect the success of decentralization are examined, using the case of Peru. The main factor in spending ability was the adequacy of the budget with respect to local capacity, which confirms the need for both gradual decentralization and capacity building. Author(s): Loayza, Norman V.; Rigolini, Jamele; Calvo-González, Oscar…

Corruption, accountability, and decentralization : theory and evidence from Mexico

Abstract: Theory holds that decentralized governments that rely on own-source revenues should be more fiscally efficient than decentralized governments that rely on grant financing. This was confirmed by data from Mexico. Also, poverty – a measure of uninformed citizens – led to greater corruption. Author(s): Goodspeed, Timothy J. Source(s): , 32 p., ill., graphs, tabs…