Fiscal Decentralization and Public Subnational Financial Management in Peru

Author/Editor:

Ehtisham Ahmad ; Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publication Date:

May 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

There is increasing interest in fiscal decentralization in Peru as a mechanism to generate more involved decision-making at the subnational level. This is tempered with a continuing emphasis on overall fiscal stability. However, considerable work needs to be undertaken to define more clearly expenditure responsibilities and financing mechanisms that increase local accountability. In addition, a more transparent fiscal transfer system is needed, together with clarity in expenditure management at all levels of government. The paper suggests that a substantial work agenda is needed to extend the decentralization process with greater transparency.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/120

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451863802/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006120

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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