The design of intergovernmental fiscal transfers has a strong bearing on efficiency and equity of public service provision and accountable local governance. This book provides a comprehensive one-stop window/source of materials to guide practitioners and scholars on design and worldwide practices in intergovernmental fiscal transfers and their implications for efficiency, and equity in public services provision as well as accountable governance.
A practitioner's guide to intergovernmental fiscal transfer / Anwar Shah -- Grants in a federal economy: a conceptual perspective / Robin Boadway -- Equity and efficiency aspects of interagency transfers in a multigovernment framework / Paul Bernd Spahn -- Achieving economic stabilization by sharing risk within countries / J??rgen von Hagen -- Grants and soft budget constraints / Marianne Vigneault -- The political economy of interregional grants / Motohiro Sato -- The incentive effects of grants / Michael Smart -- The impact of intergovernmental fiscal transfers: a synthesis of the conceptual and empirical literature / Shama Gamkhar and Anwar Shah -- The legal architecture of intergovernmental transfers: a comparative examination / Sujit Choudhry and Benjamin Perrin -- Institutional arrangements for intergovernmental fiscal transfers and a framework for evaluation / Anwar Shah -- Resolving fiscal imbalances: issues in tax sharing / M. Govinda Rao -- Macro formuals for equalization / Leonard S. Wilson -- Fiscal capacity equalization in horizontal fiscal equalization programs / Bernard Dafflon -- Compensating local governments for differences in expenditure needs in a horizontal fiscal equalization program / Andrew Reschovsky -- Financing capital expenditures through grants / Jeffrey Petchey and Garry MacDonald -- Grants to large cities and metropolitan areas / Enid Slack -- Grants to small urban governments / Harry Kitchen -- Intergovernmental transfers and rural local governments / Melville L. McMillan.
Published: 17th November 2006
Publisher: World Bank