IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Fiscal Autonomy of Local Government Governance Flexibility and Responsiveness


  • Mentor ISUFAJ

    () (“Aleksander Moisiu” University, Durres, Albania)


In the context of processes of change that is included the Albanian state, the local governments plays an important role. Membership in various international bodies has given a special priority to this government. In the center of this paper is the analysis of fiscal decentralization of local government, specifically addressing the priorities, competences and responsibilities assigned to this government during this complex process. Local government is regarded as government closer to citizens, and for this the increasing of its competence, financial resources and an active community participation in decision making, will increase the responsibilities of power. This treatment is based on the legal framework of local government, taking a look at its changes over the years, analysing and decentralization strategy, also this process is treated even in economic framework based on different information sources. The article offers concrete conclusions based on the performance of this multilateral process and its implementation in local units of state, as the giving autonomy to local government unit turns them into selfgoverning bodies, fiscal decentralization laid to increased investment in local structure and to improve services to communities, to reduce tax evasion and increase public funding to strengthen the cooperation between central and local government.

Suggested Citation

  • Mentor ISUFAJ, 2017. "Fiscal Autonomy of Local Government Governance Flexibility and Responsiveness," North Economic Review, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Department of Economics and Physics, vol. 1(1), pages 20-27, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:clj:noecrw:v:1:y:2017:i:1:p:20-27

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Autonomy; Decentralization; Local Governance; Decision Making; Financial Resources; Civic Participation; Increased Accountability;

    JEL classification:

    • M49 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Other
    • M48 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • N40 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • N44 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Europe: 1913-


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:clj:noecrw:v:1:y:2017:i:1:p:20-27. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Izabela Luiza Pop). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.