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Does fiscal decentralization enhance citizens’ access to public services and reduce poverty? Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire municipalities in a conflict setting

Tiangboho Sanogo

World Development, 2019, vol. 113, issue C, 204-221

Abstract: Fiscal decentralization has been implemented in many countries with an explicit objective of improving public service delivery and reduce poverty. However, its effectiveness in achieving these goals are much debated and the empirical literature has mostly focused on poverty reduction using cross-country analysis.

Keywords: Fiscal decentralization; Local tax and non-tax revenues; Multidimensional poverty; Local development; Côte d’Ivoire (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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