Intergovernmental Transfers: The Funding Rule and Mechanisms
AbstractThe paper categorizes different types of intergovernmental transfers, discusses the funding rule of grants, and outlines some principles for setting up transfer allocation mechanisms that respect hard budget constraints at the macroeconomic level. The mechanics of a neutral transfer scheme aiming at budget equalization is sketched using data for a fictional developing country, Krakozhia, which aims at implementing an incentive compatible methodology for allocating transfers to its provinces.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University in its series International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU with number paper0417.
Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2004
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Intergovernmental fiscal relations; transfers; grants; decentralization; equalization;
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