Is decentralization good for development? : perspectives from academics and policy makers / Jean-Paul Faguet and Caroline Pöschl
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Is Decentralization Good For Development? Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers / Caroline Poschl -- pt. I Decentralization, Stability, and the Strengthening of the State -- 2."Why I Decentralized Bolivia" / Jean-Paul Faguet -- 3.Breaking the Countercyclical Pattern of Local Democracy in Pakistan / Roger B. Myerson -- 4.Inclusive Governance for Inclusive Development: The History, Politics, and Economics of Panchayat Raj / Mani Shankar Aiyar -- 5.Is Latin America on a Path to Sustainable Fiscal Decentralization? / Fidel Jaramillo -- 6.Does Decentralization Strengthen or Weaken the State? Authority and Social Learning in a Supple State / Caroline Poschl -- pt. II Designing Decentralization: Taxes, Transfers, and Expenditures -- 7.A Fiscal Interest Approach to Subnational Government Incentives: Implications for the Design of Tax and Transfer Systems / Barry R. Weingast -- 8.Maintaining Taxes at the Centre Despite Decentralization: Interactions with National Reforms / Juan Pablo Jimenez -- 9.Political Capture of Decentralization: Vote Buying through Grants to Local Jurisdictions / Stuti Khemani -- pt. III Decentralization and Local Service Provision -- 10.Does Yardstick Competition Influence Local Government Fiscal Behavior in the Philippines? / Vigile Marie B. Fabella -- 11.Area-Based Competitions and Awards as a Motivational Tool for Public Service Provision: The Experience of Xining, China / Yongmei Zhang -- 12.Empirical Studies of an Approach to Decentralization: "Decision Space" in Decentralized Health Systems / Thomas J. Bossert -- 13.Political Participation, Clientelism, and Targeting of Local Government Programs: Results from a Rural Household Survey in West Bengal, India / Abhirup Sarkar.
- Is decentralisation good for development? This book explains when the answer is 'yes' and when it is 'no'. It shows how decentralisation can be designed to drive development forward, and focuses on the institutional incentives that can strengthen democracy, boost economies, and improve public sector performance.
- 9780191800894 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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