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Decentralising the public sector: The Impact of Decentralisation on Service Delivery, Corruption, Fiscal Management and Growth in Developing and Emerging Market Economies: A Synthesis of Empirical Evidence

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  • Anwar Shah
  • Theresa Thompson
  • Heng-fu Zou

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Article provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal DICE.

Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 10-14

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Keywords: Dezentralisierung; Dienstleistungssektor; Korruption; Öffentliche Finanzwirtschaft; Aufstrebende Märkte; Marktwirtschaft; Decentralization; Service industry; Corruption; Public Finance; Emerging markets; Market economy;

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  1. Chunli Shen & Jing Jin & Heng-fu Zou, 2012. "Fiscal Decentralization in China: History, Impact, Challenges and Next Steps," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 13(1), pages 1-51, May.

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