The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

Author/Editor:

Era Dabla-Norris ; Paul R Wade

Publication Date:

June 1, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines key aspects of the ongoing decentralization process in transition economies and identifies areas where the present systems can have potentially adverse impacts on both service delivery and macroeconomic performance. We discuss three critical principles of a sound and efficient decentralized fiscal system-and then show the contrasts between these and actual trends and policies in transition countries.

Series:

Working Paper No. 02/103

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852707/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1032002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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