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Municipal Finances in Latin America: Features, Issues, and Prospects

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This paper takes an in-depth look at the current state of the local public finances in the Latin America region, identifies and analyzes some of the main challenges for improving efficiency, equity and effectiveness in the delivery of public services and it closes by offering a set of recommendations for policy reform.

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Paper 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 paper1107.

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Length: 74 pages
Date of creation: 10 Apr 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ays:ispwps:paper1107

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