Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109501
Authors: 
Brosio, Giorgio
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 389
Abstract: 
This paper assesses how decentralization can contribute, if proper political and fiscal institutions are present, to improving service delivery in Asia. In other words, decentralization is an opportunity and a challenge at the same time. The paper presents the salient characteristics of decentralized government in Asia and then focuses on the analysis of critical issues leading to "partial decentralization" that is common to most models. Consideration is also given to the emerging challenges common to most Asian systems. Finally, the paper addresses the issue of decentralization in the education sector. This is a crucial sector in terms of costliness and of impact on national growth and individual opportunities, where, however, the outcomes of decentralization are difficult to assess.
Subjects: 
decentralization
service delivery
fiscal federalism
JEL: 
H75
H77
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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