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Decentralizing Revenue in Latin America: Why and How

Teresa Ter-Minassian, Giorgio Brosio, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez (), J. Sebastián Scrofina, Ivana Templado, Cristian Sepulveda (), Federico Ortega, Cynthia Moskovits, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza (), Germán Ríos, Marcela Cristini, Jannet Zenteno, Alejandro Rasteletti, Sebastián Auguste, Irina España, Arturo Ramirez Verdugo (), Daniel Artana, Vicente Fretes Cibils, Fabio Sanchez Torres and Emilio Pineda

No 6883 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: This book analyzes the reasons for lackluster performance selected Latin American countries in mobilizing subnational own-source revenues and explores policy options to increase these revenues as efficiently and equitably as possible. Seven case studies--Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela--span a wide range of characteristics, including federal and unitary countries, different geographical sizes, levels of economic development, and degrees of revenue decentralization. In this book, subnational governments include both intermediate and local levels of government, which are distinguished in the case studies. Together, the case studies provide a reasonably representative picture of the challenges faced throughout Latin America in mobilizing subnational own-source revenues in a manner that supports equitable growth.

Keywords: Taxation; Latin America; Fiscal dependence; Intergovernmental transfers; Decentralization; Subnational governments; Subnational revenue mobilization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H21 H25 H24 H27 H22 H26 H30 H70 H23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
ISBN: 9781597822121
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