Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/177353
Authors: 
Andersen, Lykke Eg
Jemio, Luis Carlos
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Development Research Working Paper Series 01/2016
Abstract: 
This paper presents an analysis of the decentralization process that has been taking place in Bolivia over the last couple of decades. It starts with a review of the legal framework that determines the distribution of responsibilities and financial resources to the sub-national governments (9 departments and 339 municipalities), and continues with an analysis of the evolution and distribution of financing to these entities between 2001 and 2013. It then proceeds to describe the resulting progress in social indicators between 2001 and 2012 at the municipal level, and identifies the main remaining gaps in basic services by 2012. Finally, the paper offers an analysis of the factors that are most closely associated with progress in the main social indicator used by the Bolivian government - the Unsatisfied Basic Needs index. This provides the basis for a final section on recommendations for public investment in Bolivia.
Subjects: 
Decentralization
poverty reduction
basic needs
Bolivia
JEL: 
H70
H71
I38
O54
R11
R58
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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