This paper from the United Nations Capital Development Fund provides an overview of lessons learned from the design and implementation of performance-based grant systems (PBGSs) for local governments in 15 developing countries. This paper is particularly valuable for central and local government practitioners, development agencies, consultants and researchers interested in intergovernmental fiscal transfers.
Thematic: Decentralisation, sector policies and local service delivery, Fiscal decentralisation, Local governments and capacity building; Geographical: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Mali, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda; Type of document: Research, Smart practices; Date: 2010; Language: English;
World Bank (2009) Local Government Discretion and Accountability: Application of a Local Governance Framework
Decentralisation reforms have rarely bred empowered democratic local authorities. Discretion and accountability relationships depend on the political economy of each country, and historical/colonial legacies.
Thematic: Decentralisation, sector policies and local service delivery, Local governance, citizen participation and accountability, Policy guidance, Political economy of decentralisation and local governance; Geographical: Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Tanzania; Type of document: Research, Training material; Date: 2011; Language: English; Author Organisation: World Bank;