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Intergorvernmental Fuscal Relations in Developing Countries. A Review of Issues


  • Fjeldstad, O.H.


Fiscal decentralisation - the devolution of taxing and spending powers to lowe levels of government - has become an important theme of governance in many developing countries in recent years. Accordingly, restructuring of governmental functions and finances between the national and lower levels of government has entered the core of the development debate. A general conclusion emerging from this review of theoretical and empirical literature on intergovernmental fiscal relations is that sub-national governments need to be given access to adequate resources to do the job with which they are entrusted.

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  • Fjeldstad, O.H., 2001. "Intergorvernmental Fuscal Relations in Developing Countries. A Review of Issues," Papers 2001:11, Universitat Zurich - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Institut.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:zuriwi:2001:11

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    Cited by:

    1. P K Mohanty & B M Mishra & Rajan Goyal & P D Jeromi, 2008. "Municipal Finance in India:An Assessment," Working Papers id:1357, eSocialSciences.
    2. Gilberto M. Llanto, 2012. "The Assignment of Functions and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in the Philippines Twenty Years after Decentralization," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 201205, University of the Philippines School of Economics.
    3. Gilberto M. Llanto, 2012. "The assignment of functions and intergovernmental fiscal relations in the Philippines 20 years after decentralization," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 49(1), pages 37-80, June.

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    JEL classification:

    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • O23 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development


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