Toward More Effective Redistribution: Reform Options for Intergovernmental Transfers in China

Author/Editor: Ahmad, Ehtisham ; Singh, Raju ; Fortuna, Mario
Publication Date: June 01, 2004
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Summary: Full implementation of an intergovernmental transfer system based on revenue capacities and expenditure needs could significantly improve both redistribution and equity objectives of the Chinese authorities. This was envisaged in the 1994 fiscal reforms, but the authorities were unable to implement the measures fully. This paper examines mechanisms that might facilitate effective implementation.
Series: Working Paper No. 04/98
Subject(s): Fiscal reforms | China | Income distribution | Fiscal policy

Publication Date: June 01, 2004
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA0982004 Pages: 27
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