Decentralization and the Provision and Financing of Social Services : Concepts and Issues
AbstractThis paper is the fruit of an attempt to distinguish the elements, present in a fiscal decentralization process, that are likely to contribute to efficiency enhancement in the provision of social services in developing countries. From the methodological point of view, the paper makes an effort, whenever possible, to isolate the economic from the political in the arguments for and against fiscal decentralization.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by World Institute for Development Economics Research in its series Research Paper with number 130.
Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Postal: United Nations University; World Institute for Development Economics Research, Katajanokanlaituri 6B, 00160 Helsinki
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SOCIAL SERVICES ; FISCAL POLICY ; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES;
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