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Decentralization and Service Delivery

In: Handbook of Fiscal Federalism

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  • Junaid Ahmad
  • Shantayanan Devarajan
  • Stuti Khemani
  • Shekhar Shah

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This major Handbook addresses fiscal relations between different levels of government under the general rubric of ‘fiscal federalism’, providing a review of the latest literature as well as an invaluable guide for practitioners and policy makers seeking informed policy options. The contributors include leading lights in the field, many of whom have themselves made seminal contributions to the literature.

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  • Junaid Ahmad & Shantayanan Devarajan & Stuti Khemani & Shekhar Shah, 2006. "Decentralization and Service Delivery," Chapters, in: Ehtisham Ahmad & Giorgio Brosio (ed.), Handbook of Fiscal Federalism, chapter 10, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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