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Making Fiscal Decentralization Work
			: Cross-Country Experiences

Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069855.084

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

The question of what makes fiscal decentralization work is faced by many policymakers around the world. This book draws on both the relevant literature and policy and technical advice provided by the IMF to a wide...

Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061750.071

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

Countries with large oil resources can benefit substantially from them. However, despite their huge natural resources, many oil producers have had disappointing growth, widespread poverty, and continuing vulnerabil...

Bolivia

Bolivia »

Source: Bolivia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2010/29

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451805871

Keywords: revenue sharing, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal balance, fiscal transfers

This paper derives estimates of optimal levels of reserves for Bolivia, focusing on current account shocks as the key balance of payments risk. Bolivia's foreign reserves are adequate, with an optimal level between...

Local Service Provision in Selected OECD Countries

Local Service Provision in Selected OECD Countries »

Source: Local Service Provision in Selected OECD Countries : Do Decentralized Operations Work Better?

Volume/Issue: 2008/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , Giorgio Brosio , and Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869293

Keywords: decentralization, fiscal decentralization, fiscal federalism, subnational governments, federalism

There is a widespread presumption that decentralization improves public service provision. This has led to policy prescriptions that are assiduously adhered to by countries and international. This paper reviews the...

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies »

Source: Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies : The Case of Moldova

Volume/Issue: 1999/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451858792

Keywords: fiscal federalism, government size, subnational governments, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, federalism, Moldova, Republic of,

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal decentralization—the assignment of revenue sources and expenditure functions across government levels—and government size in Moldova. The empirical...

Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital?

Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital? »

Source: Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital?

Volume/Issue: 2000/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855104

Keywords: fiscal federalism, social capital, fiscal decentralization, decentralization, federalism, decentralization indicator

Countries where social and political institutions stimulate interpersonal trust, civic cooperation, and social cohesiveness tend to have more efficient governments, better governance systems, and faster growth. Thi...

Austria

Austria »

Source: Austria : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2008/189

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451802412

Keywords: fiscal federalism, federalism, subnational governments, tax autonomy, subnational government

Austria's federal system comprises the federal government and nine provinces (Länder). The federal system is rather centralized by international standards, with the federal government (including social security fun...

How Should Subnational Government Borrowing Be Regulated? Some Cross-Country Empirical Evidence

How Should Subnational Government Borrowing Be Regulated? Some Cross-Country Empirical Evidence »

Source: How Should Subnational Government Borrowing Be Regulated? Some Cross-Country Empirical Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2005/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Plekhanov , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860733

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, local government, budget deficit, fiscal discipline, subnational governments, fiscal imbalances, vertical fiscal imbalances, fiscal balances, fiscal balance, State and Local Borrowing,

Countries have adopted various institutional responses to subnational government borrowing. Using a sample of 44 countries 1982-2000, this paper provides a panel data analysis to determine the most effective borrow...

Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Argentina

Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Argentina »

Source: Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Argentina

Volume/Issue: 2003/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alfredo Cuevas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451851410

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, revenue sharing, provinces, subnational, provincial governments, federalism, fiscal relations, decentralization, revenue-sharing,

Argentina has committed itself to a reform of its revenue-sharing system. This paper examines this system and the issues involved in its redesign, and discusses the pros and cons of various options with a view to s...

1 Fiscal Decentralization: Key Issues

1 Fiscal Decentralization: Key Issues »

Source: Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

A Brief Literature Review Fiscal decentralization involves a redefinition of the roles and responsibilities of the various levels of government in the conduct of fiscal policy. Tradi...