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Fostering Subnational Autonomy and Accountability in Decentralized Developing Countries: Lessons from the Papua New Guinea Experience

Using the experience of Papua New Guinea as a case study, this paper examines the importance of political and administrative organization and electoral politics for fostering subnational autonomy and accountability in decentralized developing countries, and hence the success of fiscal decentralization programs.

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Paper provided by International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University in its series International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU with number paper0005.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ays:ispwps:paper0005
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  2. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & Robert McNab, 1997. "Fiscal Decentralization, Economic Growth, and Democratic Governance," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper9707, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
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