Issues in fiscal decentralisation

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Social Policy and Development Centre , Karachi
Statementby Aisha Ghaus-Pasha, Hafiz A. Pasha.
ContributionsPasha, Hafiz A., Social Policy and Development Centre (Pakistan)
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Until now, however, there has been little understanding of how decentralization leads to large fiscal deficits and macroeconomic instability.

This book, based on a research project at the World Bank, develops an analytical framework for considering the issues related to soft budget constraints, including the institutions, history, and policies. 2 Fiscal Decentralization: Benefits and Problems way. For Issues in fiscal decentralisation book problem of decentralizing government activities, mobility across regions is a critical factor.

This can be illustrated by considering the use of a head tax. In a unitary state, the head tax does not distort economic decisions. This book deals with two issues. The first concerns the various measurement of fiscal decentralization in general and their usefulness for policy analysis.

The second and more specific issue concerns the taxonomy of intergovernmental grants and the limits of the current classifications. Chapter 1. issues: (1) the extent to which fiscal decentralization is occurring and (2) the fragility of estimation results depending on how one measures fiscal decentralization (and, therefore, the danger in drawing sweeping conclusions that often have important policy implications).

This book draws on experiences in developing countries to bridge the gap between the conventional textbook treatment of fiscal decentralization and the actual practice of subnational government finance. The extensive literature about the theory and practice is surveyed, and longstanding problems and new questions are addressed.

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This paper seeks to go into the issues at twFiscal Relations. This Paper deals with Ghana Experience in Fiscal Decentralization: Lessons and Issues.

It is structured into a number of parts as follows: the structure of Ghana's public administration system and financial management arrangements; the local government and administrative reforms via decentralization and its objectives; the pieces of initiatives in fiscal and the need for a more.

FISCAL DECENTRALISATION IN GHANA: CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD. This book draws on experiences in developing countries to bridge the gap between the conventional textbook treatment of fiscal decentralization and the actual practice of subnational government finance.

The extensive literature about the theory and practice is surveyed and longstanding problems and new questions are addressed. It focuses on the.

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The issue of fiscal decentralisation in emerging economies is particularly important, because it arises, in part, from a desire to enhance democracy and local accountability. However, the devolution of responsibilities must take place in an atmosphere of transparency, where the local expertise exists to manage budgeting.

Many papers on fiscal decentralization focus on the conventional arguments for, or against fiscal decentralization. appropriate for more developed countries, ignore the critical factors and choices facing developing countries.

Incorrect and unsustainable strategies are, therefore, frequently. The third section, ‘Emerging issues’ offers six chapters describing several existing key concerns in fiscal federalism that have a major impact on achieving India’s development goals.

Including contributions from leading academics in this field, the book will be of great interest to. Tax sharing,certainly one of the most complex issues in fiscal fed - eralism and decentralization, offers two solutions. 1) The rules of taxation are exclusively set at the centre, and the governmental units share vertically and horizontally the proceeds of taxation.

Downloadable. This book draws on experiences in developing countries to bridge the gap between the conventional textbook treatment of fiscal decentralization and the actual practice of subnational government finance.

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The extensive literature about the theory and practice is surveyed and longstanding problems and new questions are addressed.

It focuses on the key choices that must be made in. The paper ' s starting point is the traditional fiscal federalism approach, though the primary measures for local/central accountability, assumed in most decentralization discussions, may not hold, or are different in many developing countries.

decentralization indicates that, by itself, fiscal decentralization worsens inequalit y in the distribution of income. How ever, the negative and also significant coefficient. Therefore, fiscal decentralization organizes fiscal issues, such as public expenditure, public revenue, and their imbalances in a systematic manner.

The purpose of this chapter is to explore how fiscal decentralization effects fiscal and governance performance in OECD countries. “Besides addressing the core issue of fiscal imbalances and ways to correct them, the [chapters] touch on several issues confronting the Indian fiscal system at the centre, state and local levels.

The [chapters] are well researched and well argued. The book is a valuable addition to the literature on Fiscal. Fiscal decentralization also appears to be a mechanism for improving health outcomes in environments with a high level of corruption.

In environments with a high level of ethnolinguistic fractionalization, however, the benefits from fiscal decentralization tend to be smaller. Fiscal Decentralization in Ethiopia: The case of Government of National State of Tigrai (Unpublished Master’s thesis).

Regional and Local Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Melkamu, B. Fiscal Decentralization in Benishangul Gumuz Region. A Review of Problems of Fiscal Imbalance (Unpublished Master’s thesis).

Launching a Book co-authored by Prof. Ahwoi and Dr. Mahama titled: “Decentralisation Reforms in Ghana: The Experiences of the Fifth and Six Governments of the Fourth Republic” at the British. This paper provides a survey of key conceptual issues of decentralization, in particular fiscal decentralization.

Section II examines arguments for and against decentralization using an accountability chain approach, which was discussed in the World Development Report (World Bank ).

Section III discusses key aspects of fiscal. This book presents a number of lessons on the transfer of financial powers, mobilization of own sources of revenue and inter-governmental transfer of funds, and argues that the outcome of fiscal decentralization in Kerala is poor or unsatisfactory due to partial and distorted implementation.

Fiscal Decentralization in Somaliland: Challenges and the Way Out After regaining its independence, Somaliland made a unitary system of governance in which the constitution establishes central government with regional and local governments. where Local. This book deals with two issues.

The first concerns the various measurement of fiscal decentralization in general and their usefulness for policy analysis.

The second and more specific issue concerns the taxonomy of intergovernmental grants and the limits of the current classifications. Fiscal Federalism: the classic theoretical case for decentralisation is often referred to as fiscal federalism (Oates ). This argues that, since the efficient scale of production for most public goods is smaller than the national level, economic benefits will be maximised where decisions.

Spending and revenue decentralisation tends to boost economic growth for economies that have a relatively higher degree of globalisation, based on the analysis in this book.

Fiscal decentralisation has a more ambiguous effect on inequality than on growth, especially for economies with a higher degree of openness. Fiscal decentralisation and corruption A brief overview of the issues Ivar Kolstad and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad U4 ISSUE: A brief overview of the issues Published on Jul 5, Issues of fiscal decentralization, broadly conceived, are thus in the air everywhere-- and, indeed, are already on the ground in many different guises in different parts of the world.

Economic theorists are theoriz- ing about fiscal decentralization, applied economists are attempting to pin it down. Book.

Decentralization in developing countries: Global perspectives on the obstacles to fiscal devolution Homme (), Fuhr () and Vazquez and Vaillancourt, () note it as coordination.

Fiscal decentralisation: Although the share of local expenditure has increased, more than 50% goes towards interest payments and salaries, leaving less room in the sub-national government’s budget.Public Sector Decentralization Public Sector Decentralization by Jerry M.

Silverman. Download it Public Sector Decentralization books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Overview Decentralization at the macro and comprehensive sectoral level consists of a combination of the four pure types.

This book discusses the fiscal decentralisation reform in Ukraine by covering both the deep problems and failures that were encountered for almost a decade and the quite spectacular success of the reforms introduced in Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.