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Lessons from International Experience on Fiscal Decentralization for Regional Governments (Vol. 2) : Overview and Case Studies - Colombia, Indonesia, Poland and Spain (English,Spanish)

The study is comprised of two volumes. Volume I provides a systematic review of the relevant international experience in fiscal decentralization for the mid-level of government. The work focuses primarily on the aspects of fiscal decentralization from the fiscal discretion angle, specifically expenditure responsibilities, revenue assignments, transfers and subnational borrowing. This work is supplemented with a brief overview of selected aspects of fiscal accountability related to the budget process, audit and control; as well as transparency and citizen engagement. Volume II includes in-depth case studies with descriptions and analyses of decentralization processes in four selected countries: Colombia, Indonesia, Poland and Spain. This volume is prefaced by an overview that summarizes the main issues and draws relevant lessons from the experience of these four countries.


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    Korczyc,Ewa Joanna, Campora,Natalia Leonor, Zapata,Juan Gonzalo, Ferrazzi,Gabriele, Swianiewicz,Pawel, Lago-Peñas,Santiago

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    Overview and Case Studies - Colombia, Indonesia, Poland and Spain

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Korczyc,Ewa Joanna Campora,Natalia Leonor Zapata,Juan Gonzalo Ferrazzi,Gabriele Swianiewicz,Pawel Lago-Peñas,Santiago

Lessons from International Experience on Fiscal Decentralization for Regional Governments (Vol. 2) : Overview and Case Studies - Colombia, Indonesia, Poland and Spain (English,Spanish). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.