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Financing Local Government  
Munawwar Alam (Editor), Nick Devas (Author), Pritha Venkatachalam (Author), Roger Oppong Koranteng (Author), Simon Delay (Author)

Series name: Commonwealth Secretariat Local Government Reform Series
Series number: 1

Size: 240 mm x 156 mm
ISSN:
Categories: Commonwealth Secretariat Local Government Reform Series, Local Government, Public Sector Development

ISBN No: 978-0-85092-853-2

Format: Paperback|  E-book

Publication Date: 05-2008
Number of Pages: 154

Status: In stock

Price: £ 50.00    [Currency converter]  


Description

‘…this is a key read to all who have an interest in the future of local government finance and how we create strong local places.’

 

- International Journal of Public Sector Management, Volume 21, Issue 7, 2008

 

Decentralisation is now taking place in the public administrations of most countries of the world. A critical determinant of the effective performance of local governments is finance – their ability to both mobilise financial resources and to use those resources effectively and efficiently.

 

This book explores the variety of methods used to ensure that fiscal decentralisation takes place alongside administrative decentralisation. It considers the range of revenue sources available, the design systems of intergovernmental transfers between central and local government, and the kinds of rules and procedures necessary to ensure that local governments use their financial resources appropriately.

 

The experiences described in this book will help local government managers, and national policy-makers charged with local government finance issues, to ensure that they follow good practice in their own programmes of local government reform.

Contents

Foreword Jacqueline Wilson

 

Preface

 

Introduction: Financing Local Government Munawwar Alam

 

CHAPTER ONE

Decentralisation and the Implications for Local Government Finance Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER TWO

Revenue Sources for Local Government Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER THREE

Local Revenue Administration Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER FOUR

Financing Capital Investment Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER FIVE

Innovative Approaches to Municipal Infrastructure Financing Pritha Venkatachalam

 

CHAPTER SIX

Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER SEVEN

Budgeting and Expenditure Management in Local Government Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER EIGHT

Accounting and Auditing for Local Government Simon Delay

 

CHAPTER NINE

Building Citizen Participation and Local Government Accountability Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER TEN

Local Government and Local Government Finance in England Nick Devas

 

CHAPTER ELEVEN

The Dynamics of Fiscal Decentralisation: The Case of Ghana Roger Oppong Koranteng

 

CHAPTER TWELVE

Learning from Commonwealth Experience Munawwar Alam

 

Index

 

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