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The Local Alternative Decentralization and Economic Development

by Rafael De la Cruz

The Local Alternative Decentralization and Economic Development Synopsis

This book offers a step forward in finding out how the new decentralized institutional arrangements affect local economic development. In particular, it analyzes how local governments can use their increasing powers and responsibilities to improve productivity and quality of life in their territories.

The Local Alternative Decentralization and Economic Development Press Reviews

Fiscal and political decentralization has become a hot economic and political topic in recent years. The Local Alternative analyzes both positive and negative aspects related to this phenomenon and does so in an always objective, undogmatic, and policy-relevant way. It is a major work that will have much influence on Latin American policy, and its editors and authors deserve much praise. The book makes a monumental contribution to existing literature, and will surely become an essential reference for scholars and, more importantly, policymakers. - Dr. Vito Tanzi, Former Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF So far much of the fiscal federalism literature has concentrated on decentralization at the regional level. This book makes an important contribution to the literature by focusing on the requirements for decentralization to effectively improve the provision of urban services at the local level. The interesting case studies illustrate in a compelling and real-life fashion the theoretical concepts developed throughout the book. This is a must-read for scholars and officials interested in decentralization issues. - Teresa Ter-Minassian, Expert on fiscal affairs and decentralization, Former Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230111769
Publication date: 15th July 2011
Author: Rafael De la Cruz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Development economics & emerging economies, Political economy,

About Rafael De la Cruz

Ehtisham Ahmad is head consultant to the Executive Director s Office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a university professor at the London School of Economics. He has worked as a specialist at the IMF s Fiscal Affairs Department and was special advisor to Pakistan s Ministry of Finance. Mr. Ahmad is an economist and an expert in public finance. Fernanda Almeida is an attorney and has been a member of the World Bank s Subnational Doing Business team since 2006. She has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States. Daniela Brandazza is associate director ...

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