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Does decentralization increase responsiveness to local needs?: evidence from Bolivia

Faguet, Jean-Paul ORCID: 0000-0002-7188-0098 (2004) Does decentralization increase responsiveness to local needs?: evidence from Bolivia. Journal of Public Economics, 88 (3-4). pp. 867-893. ISSN 0047-2727

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Identification Number: 10.1016/S0047-2727(02)00185-8


Bolivia’s recent decentralization involved the creation of hundreds of new municipalities, devolution of substantial resources from central agencies to local governments, and the development of innovative institutions of local governance. Detailed study of investment sector-by-sector shows that objective indicators of need are the most important determinants of the changes in investment patterns that ensued throughout the country.

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Divisions: STICERD
International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2023 19:42

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