This book describes and examines reforms of fiscal federalism and local government
in 10 OECD countries implemented over the past decade. The country chapters identify
common patterns and factors that are conducive to reforms of the intergovernmental
fiscal framework, using a common methodological approach. The summary chapter highlights
the cross-cutting issues emerging from the country chapters and shows the key factors
in the institutional, political, economic and fiscal areas that are supporting reform
success. The report’s approach results in valuable insights for policy makers designing,
adopting and implementing fiscal federalism and local government reforms.