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  • 2-December-2013

    English

    Fiscal Federalism 2014: Making decentralisation work

    This book offers an overview on recent trends and policies in intergovernmental fiscal relations and sub-central government.

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  • 2-December-2013

    English

    Making fiscal decentralisation work

    Hundreds of thousands of elected sub-national governments worldwide provide services and levy taxes on residents and companies.

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  • 2-December-2013

    English

    Fiscal Federalism 2014 - Making Decentralisation Work

    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.
  • 6-November-2013

    English

    Tax, decentralisation and intergovernmental relations

    Being effective in government depends on navigating a complex multi-layered edifice, with different hierarchies, committees, and reporting structures within departments and ministries, and between national and local authorities. Explaining exactly how intergovernmental relations work is particularly problematic where taxation and public spending is concerned.

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  • 28-March-2012

    English

    Reforming Fiscal Federalism: Beyond the Zero-Sum Game

    This book describes and examines reforms of fiscal federalism and local government in 10 OECD countries implemented over the past decade.

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  • 19-April-2011

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    Working Paper No13: Tax competition between sub-central governments

    Tax competition is the strategic interaction of tax policy between sub-central governments with the objective to attract and retain mobile tax bases. This paper evaluates the main issues regarding tax compettition.

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  • 5-March-2010

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    Working Paper No12: Fiscal policy across levels of government in times of crisis

    The world is recovering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, leaving a strong and lasting impact on Member countries’ public finances...

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  • 18-February-2010

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    La autonomía fiscal de los gobiernos subcentrales: Una actualización

    El presente informe describe los progresos realizados desde 2006 en el establecimiento de bases de datos estadísticas sobre autonomía tributaria y transferencias intergubernamentales, con el objetivo de entender mejor la financiación subcentral y las relaciones fiscales intergubernamentales. El informe sedivide en dos partes: una primera parte trata sobre el poder tributario de los gobiernos subcentrales y una segunda parte sobre las

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  • 12-January-2010

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    Working Paper N°11: Explaining the Sub-National Tax-Grants Balance in OECD Countries

    Normative principles provide a relatively clear set of rules for the balance between grants and taxes in the composition of SCGs’ revenues, but in practice, a variety of types of tax-grant systems are observed in OECD countries, which do not all follow these rules.

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  • 27-October-2009

    Spanish, , 415kb

    Impuestos y transferencias de fondos: Sobre la composición de los ingresos de los gobiernos subcentrales

    El presente documento analiza las tendencias y la dinámica que rige la composición de los ingresos de los gobiernos subcentrales (GSC). Entre 1995 y 2005 la participación de los GSC en el gasto público total se ha incrementado significativamente del 31 al 33 por ciento mientras que la participación de los GSC en la recaudación de impuestos ha permanecido estable alrededor del 17%, aumentando significativamente la dependencia de los

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