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…

The land governance assessment framework : identifying and monitoring good practice in the land sector

Abstract: The framework (LGAF) provides guidance to diagnose and benchmark land governance. If land institutions function properly, land taxation provides a simple yet efficient tool to increase effective decentralization and to foster local government accountability. Author(s): Deininger, Klaus W.; Selod, Harris; Burns, Anthony F. Source(s): , Agriculture and rural development xvi, 147 p., ill., tabs…

BTC : Belgian development agency

Abstract: BTC advises and supports central and local authorities. Several aspects are dealt with: developing a coherent institutional framework, developing partner capacities, drawing up local development plans, organizing local tax systems, and providing investment budgets. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Belgian development agency (BTC), Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.btcctb.org/en/theme/decentralisation

Resource guide on decentralisation and local government

Abstract: Guidance is provided for designing, implementing and evaluating decentralization reforms and local government practices. Current debates on the impact of decentralization and local government on poverty reduction, service delivery and conflict are presented. Author(s): Scott, Zoë; Alam, Munawwar Source(s): , Commonwealth secretariat local government reform series; 3 v, 211 p., 24 cm Commonwealth secretariat…

Fiscal challenges, development opportunities? : 20 key questions on domestic resource mobilisation

Abstract: Key research questions with regard to taxation and development are identified, including the issue of how to ensure that fiscal decentralization enhances the “fiscal contract” between taxpayers and public authorities? Author(s): Byiers, Bruce; Dalleau, Melissa Source(s): , ECDPM discussion paper; 125 ix, 45 p., ill., graphs, tabs ECDPM discussion paper 125 Published: 2011 European…

Informal taxation

Abstract: The magnitude, distributional implications, and forms of informal taxation for the construction and maintenance of local public goods is estimated, using anecdotal evidence from 10 developing countries. An example is labour payment for rural road construction. Author(s): Olken, Benjamin Aaron; Singhal, Monica Source(s): , 41 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 Massachusetts institute of…