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Iraq; Considerations on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations for the Constituent Assembly


  • International Monetary Fund


In preparing for the discussions of the Iraqi Constituent Assembly, IMF and World Bank staff and consultant experts presented to senior officials from the central and local governments in Iraq, including from Kurdistan, key options that might be relevant for the discussions. This paper reflects the thrust of the discussions, including the views on the options prepared by the Iraqi officials, and develops a short-term work plan for the benefit of the assembly.

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  • International Monetary Fund, 2005. "Iraq; Considerations on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations for the Constituent Assembly," IMF Working Papers 05/69, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:05/69

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    1. Ehtisham Ahmad (ed.), 1997. "Financing Decentralized Expenditures," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 1133.
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    1. Leonardo G. Romeo & Mohamed El Mensi, 2011. "The Difficult Road to Local Autonomy in Yemen: Decentralization Reforms between Political Rationale and Bureaucratic Resistances in a Multi-party Democracy of the Arabian Peninsula," Chapters,in: Decentralization in Developing Countries, chapter 15 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Grant Bishop & Anwar Shah, 2008. "Fiscal Federalism and Petroleum Resources in Iraq," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0826, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    3. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & Fran├žois Vaillancourt (ed.), 2011. "Decentralization in Developing Countries," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 14175.

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    Intergovernmental fiscal relations; Iraq; budget process; financial management; intergovernmental fiscal; fiscal relations; decentralization;

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