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1 Fiscal Decentralization in Developing Countries

Richard M. Bird and Francois Vaillancourt

Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, India, 1999, 0-521-64143-8 / 9780521641432, First South Asian Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
Recent years have seen an increasing trend in worldwide fiscal decentralization. In particular, many developing countries are turning to various forms of fiscal decentralization as an escape from inefficient and ineffective governance, macroeconomic stability, and inadequate growth. Fiscal Decentralization in Developing Countries: An Overview edited by Professors Bird and Vaillancourt and featuring important, original and up-to-date research from leading scholars assesses the progress, problems and potentials of fiscal decentralisation in a variety of developing countries around the world. With rich and varied case-study material from countries as diverse as India, China, Colombia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and South Africa this volume complements neatly the recent collection Fiscal Aspects of Evolving Federations edited by David Wildasin and also published by Cambridge, which presented theoretical advances in the area of research. Fiscal Decentralization in Developing Countries: An Overview is the latest volume in the distinguished Cambridge series Trade and Development. ?Includes a thorough review of the major issues and problems of fiscal decentralisation in developing countries ?Detailed analysis of recent developments in a number of important countries including India and China ?The latest book in the distinguished Trade and Development series Contents 1. Fiscal decentralization in developing countries: an overview R. Bird and F. Vaillancourt; 2. China: evaluating the impact of intergovernmental fiscal reform R. Bahl; 3. India: intergovernmental fiscal relations in a planned economy M. G. Rao; 4. Indonesia and Pakistan: fiscal decentralisation-an elusive goal? A. Shah; 5. Morocco and Tunisia: financing local governments - the impact on infrastructure finance F. Vaillancourt; 6. Colombia: the central role of the central government in fiscal decentralization R. Bird and A. Fiszbein; 7. Argentina: fiscal federalism and decentralisation; 8. South Africa: an intergovernmental fiscal system in transition J. Ahmad; 9. Bosnia-Herzegovina: fiscal federalism - the Dayton Challenge W. Fox and C. Wallich. Printed Pages: 318. 012881

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