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Higher-Order Fiscal Transfers to Local Governments: An Overview of Worldwide Practices

  • Harry KitchenEmail author
  • Melville McMillan
  • Anwar Shah
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Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of worldwide practices in higher-order fiscal transfers to local governments with a view to deriving lessons of interest to countries contemplating fiscal system reforms. The chapter presents an overview of the international practice in central/state fiscal transfers to local governments. It draws both positive and negative lessons from the international practice and provides pathways to design such transfers for state governments contemplating reform of their fiscal transfers to local governments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Governance StudiesBrookings InstitutionWashington, DCUSA

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