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  • Giorgio Brosio
  • Ehtisham Ahmad
  • Maria Gonzalez
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    This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. A politically driven and ambitious decentralization program implemented by the authorities since the late 1990s has had mixed results in terms of enhancing service delivery. Paradoxically, concerns with the results of service delivery, partially driven by donors'' requirements, have resulted in a deconcentrated system relying on conditional grants and unfunded mandates. This has reduced the incentives, responsibility, and ownership for local authorities to improve service delivery. Crucially, for functions where the local authorities have had full responsibility, better service quality has resulted than in those areas in which there are overlapping responsibilities between the center and the local authorities.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 06/279.

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    Length: 32
    Date of creation: 01 Dec 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:06/279

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    Keywords: Intergovernmental fiscal relations; local authorities; local governments; primary education; local government; primary school; primary schools; net enrollment; universal primary education; pupil teacher ratio; local revenue; education sector; public expenditure; private primary schools; primary enrollment; classroom ratio; net enrollment ratio; primary health care; fiscal decentralization; primary school teachers; primary school enrollment; education spending; primary school net enrollment; local revenues; local government performance; local budgets; enrollment rates; school enrollment; government primary schools; local finances; enrollment ratio; local government borrowing; exercise books; quality of teachers; education services; primary teaching; private schools; local government finance; local debt; intergovernmental transfers; basic education services; school attendance; local tax; primary education system; intergovernmental relations; regional governments; local authority; local government expenditure; fiscal decentralization strategy; local revenue collection; local administrations; local deficits; local government units; teacher recruitment; local budget; local government own-revenue; care centers;

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    1. Ablo, Emmanuel & Reinikka, Ritva, 1998. "Do budgets really matter? - evidence from public spending on education and health in Uganda," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1926, The World Bank.
    2. Ahmad, Junaid & Devarajan, Shantayanan & Khemani, Stuti & Shah, Shekhar, 2005. "Decentralization and service delivery," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3603, The World Bank.
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    Cited by:
    1. World Bank, 2010. "Uganda - Environmental Sanitation : Addressing Institutional and Financial Challenges," World Bank Other Operational Studies 2882, The World Bank.
    2. World Bank, 2013. "Service Delivery with More Districts in Uganda : Fiscal Challenges and Opportunities for Reforms," World Bank Other Operational Studies 16012, The World Bank.

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