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Fiscal Decentralization and Social Services in Nigeria

This study examines the linkages between fiscal decentralization and social services in Nigeria. It is based on a panel of the 36 states and federal capital territory. Social services in health and education are measured by outcomes such as infant m…

Fiscal Decentralization : Experiences of Selected Countries

"The objective of this paper is therefore to investigate the experiences of three selected countries - the United States of America, Brazil and Russia - and draw appropriate lessons for Ethiopia. The rationale for selecting these countries is strai…

The Legal Framework for Fiscal Decentralization in Ethiopia During the Transition Period

"The political and fiscal model of the TGE is not unfamiliar in the long history of the country. It is more of a relapse into the customary and traditional mode of governance of bygone days. For the major part of the nation's history, the system of…

Issues of Vertical Imbalance in Ethiopia's Emerging System of Fiscal Decentralization

"The major purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which the problem of vertical imbalance arises in the Ethiopian context and to critically assess existing arrangements for resolving it. Since the country is just beginning to experiment …

Fiscal Decentralization and Macroeconomic Management in Ethiopia

"This paper attempts to evaluate the recent moves to decentralize fiscal powers to the regions to see to what extent they can affect the conditions for macroeconomic management in the country, given the ongoing economic reform programme that emphas…

The Effect of Central Grants on Local Tax and Non-tax Revenue Mobilisation in a Conflict Setting: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

In this paper the effect of grants from central government on local revenue mobilization in Côte d’Ivoire is analyzed within a period from 2001 - 2011. Two components of local own revenue is considered in Côte d’Ivoire, i.e tax revenue (LTR) and non…

A Study towards Deepening Fiscal Decentralization for Effective Local Service delivery in Ghana: Final Report

Evidence suggests that local governments are unable to provide high levels of public goods such as roads, electricity, sanitation, education, schools, health, and recreational facilities mainly due to their inability to mobilize adequate resources.…

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