Decentralization in Developing Economies
Lucie Gadenne () and
Monica Singhal ()
No 19402, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
Standard models of fiscal federalism suggest many benefits of decentralization in developing economies, and there has been a recent push toward decentralization around the world. However, developing countries presently still have less decentralization, particularly on the revenue side, than both developed countries today and the United States and Europe historically. We consider how the trade-offs associated with fiscal federalism apply in developing countries and discuss reasons for their relatively low levels of decentralization. We also consider additional features relevant to federalism in developing economies, such as the prevalence of nongovernmental organizations and the role of social incentives in policy design.
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Published as Singhal, Monica, and Lucie Gadenne. 2014. “Decentralization in Developing Economies.” Annual Review of Economics 6: 581-604.
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