Corruption and decentralization : what economists have to say about it

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serval:BIB_37CD059FBD63
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Corruption and decentralization : what economists have to say about it
Journal
Urban Public Economics Review
Author(s)
Schnyder S., Bjedov T., Madiès T.
ISSN
1697-6223
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Number
13
Pages
51-70
Language
english
Abstract
This paper deals with both theoretical and empirical aspects of the link between corruption and decentralization in both developing and emerging countries. Only mixed results can be drawn from the literature. Decentralization can help discipline "predative" governments, but only under certain conditions. Indeed, it depends on fiscal arrangements and political features that are likely to be different between countries. The way incentives to local governments are designed by the central governments also plays an essential role.
Keywords
decentralization, corruption, developping and emerging countries
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