Directorate for Public Governance

Fiscal Federalism 2014

Making Decentralisation Work

Published on December 02, 2013

This book offers an overview on recent trends and policies in intergovernmental fiscal relations and sub-central government. Accessible chapters provide: insight into how sub-central governments are managing ongoing consolidation, as well as how fiscal decentralisation fosters economic growth and educational attainment; a balanced account of the virtues and limits of tax competition between jurisdictions; an overview of fiscal equalisation policy; and some fascinating background information about past tax and public service reforms.


Executive summary
Fiscal consolidation across levels of government
Sub-central fiscal rules: Making fiscal policy sustainable
Decentralisation, economic activity and educational outcomes
Tax competition between sub-central governments
Fiscal equalisation: A key to decentralised public finances
Reforming fiscal relations
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02/12/2013 - Making fiscal decentralisation work (également disponible en francais)