Decentralization in developing countries : global perspectives on the obstacles to fiscal devolution

This insightful study examines the decentralization experiences from 15 countries in different regions of the world. All of these countries have actively attempted to decentralize, or continue to do so, and have faced obstacles serious enough to either derail or significantly delay their decentraliz...

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Main Author: Vaillancourt, François
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar c2011
Series:Studies in fiscal federalism and state-local finance
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This insightful study examines the decentralization experiences from 15 countries in different regions of the world. All of these countries have actively attempted to decentralize, or continue to do so, and have faced obstacles serious enough to either derail or significantly delay their decentralization objectives
An overview of the main obstacles to decentralization / Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and François Vaillancourt -- Conceptual problems in the assignment of functions in SEE : the case of Albania / Bernard Dafflon -- Decentralization in the post-conflict African environment : Sierra Leone and southern Sudan / Bob Searle -- Challenge to intergovernmental fiscal relations in Pakistan : the revenue assignment dimension / Roy Bahl, Musharraf Cyan and Sally Wallace -- Constraints to effective fiscal decentralization in Peru / Ehtisham Ahmad and Mercedes García-Escribano -- Reining [sic] in provincial fiscal 'owners' : decentralization in Lao PDR / Juan Luis Gomez, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian Sepúlveda -- Decentralization in Bangladesh : change has been elusive / William F. Fox and Balakrishna Menon -- The political-economy of decentralization in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) / Kai Kaiser, Jean Mabi Mulumba and Tony Verheijen --
Sharing petroleum resources in Iraq : obstacle or foundation to decentralization / Grant Bishop and Anwar Shah
Decentralization in Burkina Faso : the slow march. towards devolution / Eric Champagne and Ben Mamadou Ouegraogo -- Decentralization in Cambodia : consolidating central power or building accountability from below? / Paul Smoke and Joanne Morrison -- Decentralization in Madagascar : a string of unfinished races / François Vaillancourt -- Decentralizing Egypt : not just another economic reform / Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Andrey Timofeev -- Obstacles to decentralization in Ethiopia : political controls versus discretion and accountability / Serdar Yilmaz and Varsha Venugopal -- Tanzania's fiscal arrangements : obstacles to fiscal decentralization or structures of union-preserving federalism? / Luc Noiset and Mark Rider -- 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 / Leonardo G. Romeo and Mohamed El Mensi --
Physical Description:viii, 599 p ill., maps
ISBN:9781849805087
1849805083
9781781000878