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Author Bahl, Roy W., author.

Title The property tax in developing countries : current practice and prospects / Roy Bahl and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
Published [Cambridge, Mass.] : Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2007


Description 1 online resource (26 pages)
Series Lincoln Institute of Land Policy working paper
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy working papers.
Summary Over the past two decades there has been an unprecedented move toward decentralized governance all over the world. These changes have taken special significance in many developing and transitional countries where centralized systems were perceived to have failed to deliver improved general welfare. The promise of political, administrative and fiscal decentralization is that it can strengthen democratic representative institutions, increase the overall efficiency of the public sector and lead to improved social and economic welfare for countries that decide to adopt it. One critical assumption for expecting these results to happen is that decentralized governments will generally be more accountable and responsive to citizens' needs and preferences. At the same time, there is general agreement among experts in decentralization that the increased accountability associated with decentralization can only be assured when sub-national governments have an adequate level of autonomy and discretion in raising their own revenues
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Lincoln Institute product code: WP07RB1
"This paper was prepared for the conference, "Toward a 2015 Vision of Land - A Celebration of ICLPST's 100 regular Sessions, "" held October 24-25, 2006, at the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training in Taiwan."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26)
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Form Electronic book
Author Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge, author.