Fiscal Decentralization and Development: Experiences of by H. Uchimura

By H. Uchimura

An in-depth research of the basic position that decentralization performs in constructing international locations, utilizing designated statistical info to ascertain the particular financial constitution among stages of presidency, and the consequences of decentralization on the neighborhood, nationwide and overseas degrees.

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This is an area where further theoretical development is needed. 10 36 Fiscal Decentralization and Development Conclusion To arrive at the correct answer, we need to ask the correct question. This is a premise that may well apply to the long-standing debate over fiscal decentralization in developing countries. This chapter has attempted to stimulate further inquiry by illuminating the need for a broader viewpoint. Improved governance enhances state capacity, and state capacity is one of the imperatives for sustainable socio-economic development.

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Devolution (political decentralization) 3. Fiscal decentralization Our definition essentially follows that advanced by Manor (1999: 4–8). Deconcentration refers to the transfer of administrative functions from the central (or upper-level) government to regional agencies of the central (or upper-level) government or to local (or lower-level) governments, whereas devolution is the enhancement of the political (or decision-making) power of local governments. Deconcentrating administrative functions to the regional agencies of the central government may improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of national projects by bestowing a degree of discretion on subnational agencies in planning and implementing projects.

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