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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...

External Debt and Economic Reform

External Debt and Economic Reform »

Source: External Debt and Economic Reform : Does a Pain Reliever Delay the Necessary Treatment?

Volume/Issue: 2007/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Athanasios Vamvakidis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451866148

Keywords: economic reform, external borrowing, foreign aid, external financing, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

Recent literature argues that conflict in shifting adjustment costs between different socioeconomic groups delays necessary reforms and finds that such reforms often follow economic crises. This paper expands these...

Resources and Incentives to Reform

Resources and Incentives to Reform »

Source: Resources and Incentives to Reform : A Model and Some Evidence on Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guido De Blasio , and A. Dalmazzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451850888

Keywords: autocracy, reforms, statistics, trade policies, probability, economic liberalization, domestic investment, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

The paper models the incentives for a self-interested government to implement "good policies". While good policies lead to investment and growth, they reduce the government's ability to increase supporters' consump...

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies »

Source: The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies : A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Javier Arze del Granado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205325

Keywords: fuel subsidies, impact of subsidy reform, distribution of fuel consumption, subsidies, fuel prices, subsidy, fuel price, fuel consumption, Taxation, and Revenue: General

This paper reviews evidence on the impact of fuel subsidy reform on household welfare in developing countries. On average, the burden of subsidy reform is neutrally distributed across income groups; a $0.25 decreas...

Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Fragile States

Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Fragile States »

Source: Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , Corinne Deléchat , Ejona Fuli , Mumtaz Hussain , Ulrich Jacoby , Dafina Glaser , Marco Pani , Gustavo Ramirez , and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513550015

Keywords: Ethiopia, Economic growth, Cross country analysis, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Mali, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Stabilization measures

This paper analyzes the persistence of fragility in some sub-Saharan African states and the multiple dimensions of state weakness that are simultaneously at play. This study also provides an overview of the analyti...

Make Investment Scaling-Up Work in Benin: A Macro-Fiscal Analysis

Make Investment Scaling-Up Work in Benin: A Macro-Fiscal Analysis »

Source: Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , Corinne Deléchat , Ejona Fuli , Mumtaz Hussain , Ulrich Jacoby , Dafina Glaser , Marco Pani , Gustavo Ramirez , and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2015

Language: French

ISBN: 9781513579771

Keywords: Ethiopia, Economic growth, Cross country analysis, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Mali, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Stabilization measures

This paper analyzes the persistence of fragility in some sub-Saharan African states and the multiple dimensions of state weakness that are simultaneously at play. This study also provides an overview of the analyti...

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...

2 The IMF’s Advice on Designing and Managing Fiscal Decentralization

2 The IMF’s Advice on Designing and Managing Fiscal Decentralization »

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

Anecessary, albeit not sufficient, condition for fiscal discipline is a broad plan to match spending responsibilities with overall resources at each level of government. Therefore,...

3 Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

3 Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead »

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

The design of intergovernmental fiscal arrangements is one of the more complex areas of public finance—it spans a number of policy and institution-building issues requiring careful...

4 Bolivia

4 Bolivia »

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

In Bolivia, the initial drive behind the decentralization process was political. In the late 1980s—after decades of dictatorship and neglect of the poorest regions—a need emerged to...