Municipalities and Finance

Municipalities and Finance

A Sourcebook for Capacity Building

eBook - 2004
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Taylor
& Francis Publishing

Finance is a critical issue for municipal governments around the world, and a major constraint on the delivery of pro-poor services at the local level. In many countries, decentralisation has brought the issue of municipal finance to the fore. This sourcebook provides a framework for analysing municipal finance capacity and ways of addressing financial constraints.The ideas come from real-life innovative practice in four countries - India, Brazil, Kenya and Uganda - with additional examples from elsewhere. Emphasis is given to how those innovations and improvements were developed and sustained. The book identifies a strategic framework for diagnosing municipal finance capacity and focusing financial goals. It applies the analysis to a number of critical areas of municipal finance including local taxes, charges for services, budgeting, cost control, accounting reforms and investment finance. This is the third in a series of capacity-building sourcebooks that includes Focusing Partnerships: A Sourcebook for Municipal Capacity Building in Public-Private Partnerships and Municipalities and Community Participation: A Sourcebook for Capacity Building.

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In a series promoting the empowerment of local governments in developing countries as policies decentralize, UK development experts present case studies focusing on capacity-building in the area of finance. Based primarily on case studies conducted by researchers in Brazil, India, Kenya, and Uganda, lessons are shared relating to diagnosing starting point capacity, strategic planning, tax policies, organizational change and new funding sources to sustain service improvement. Chapters include legal and policy contexts and reform cycle flowcharts. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Finance is a critical issue for municipal governments around the world, and a major constraint on the delivery of pro-poor services at the local level. In many countries, decentralisation has brought the issue of municipal finance to the fore. This sourcebook provides a framework for analysing municipal finance capacity and ways of addressing financial constraints.

Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2004
ISBN: 9781417583164
1417583169
Characteristics: xix, 179 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Slater, R. P.
Devas, Nick

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