Urban Governance and Finance in India
AbstractOver 330 million people live in Indiaâ€™s cities; 35 cities have a population of over a million and three (Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata) of the 10 largest metropolises in the world are in India. Indiaâ€™s cities are large, economically important, and growing. However, neither urban infrastructure nor the level of urban public services is adequate for current needs, let alone to meet growing demands. This paper attempts to point the way towards some possible solutions by analysing urban governance and finance in India in the context of lessons drawn from fiscal federalism theory and experiences of governance institutions and financing systems both in India and around the world. [NIPFP WP No. 68].
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cities; India; urban public finance; urban governance; intergovernmental fiscal; relations; property tax; Economic Dynamism; finance; public services; housing; city; metropolitan areas; infrastructure finance; demands; economically;
Other versions of this item:
- M. Govinda Rao & Richard M. Bird, 2010. "Urban Governance and Finance in India," Governance Working Papers 21851, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- M. Govinda Rao & Bird, Richard M., 2010. "Urban governance and finance in India," Working Papers 10/68, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.
- R51 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies
- H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2010-05-29 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-PBE-2010-05-29 (Public Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-05-29 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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