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Intergovernmental relations in Nigeria: improving service delivery in core sectors

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  • Freinkman, Lev

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According to the Nigerian constitution, main public sector responsibilities are split across various government levels. Thus, no sole government could deliver radical improvements in service delivery on its own, which means that coordination and cooperation are pre-requisites. However, the existing mechanisms and institutions for inter-governmental policy coordination are weak and need strengthening. This paper suggests the following priority directions for reforming inter-governmental financing arrangements in Nigeria: a. more attention to the equity dimension of revenue sharing b. strengthening government accountability for utilization of public money in general, and for use of a common pool of funds such as the Federation Account in particular, and c. introduction of specific grant schemes directly linked to expansion of sub-national government financing in key sectors

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10032.

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Date of creation: Apr 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10032

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Keywords: Nigeria; Fiscal federalism; Policy coordination; Horizontal inequality; conditional grants;

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  1. Boadway,Robin & Shah,Anwar, 2009. "Fiscal Federalism," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521518215, October.
  2. Shah, Anwar, 2006. "A practitioner's guide to intergovernmental fiscal transfers," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4039, The World Bank.
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  1. Paul Aondona Angahar, 2013. "The Impact of Existing Inter-Governmental Financial Relations on Effective Service Delivery at the Grassroots in Nigeria," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 3(1), pages 112-118, January.
  2. Gboyega, Alex & Soreide, Tina & Le, Tuan Minh & Shukla, G. P., 2011. "Political economy of the petroleum sector in Nigeria," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5779, The World Bank.

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