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Decentralization and Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Reconciling Principles and Practice

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  • Roy Bahl
  • Richard M. Bird

    (University of Toronto)

Abstract

This paper examines whether developing countries should shift infrastructure investment responsibilities to local and state level governments. It concludes that while theory supports decentralization, two critical preconditions must be in place: the clear assignment of infrastructure responsibilities to local governments and effective accountability mechanisms.

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  • Roy Bahl & Richard M. Bird, 2013. "Decentralization and Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Reconciling Principles and Practice," IMFG Papers 16, University of Toronto, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance.
  • Handle: RePEc:mfg:wpaper:16
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    1. World Bank, 2016. "Malawi Urbanization Review," World Bank Other Operational Studies 24391, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    developing countries; infrastructure investment; government;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures

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