Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90640
Authors: 
Ivanyna, Maksym
Shah, Anwar
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal [Volume:] 8 [Issue:] 2014-3 [Pages:] 1-61
Abstract: 
This paper provides a unique data set on local governance. This dataset measures government decisionmaking at the local level, i.e. the level of government closest to the people. By contrast, the existing literature has focused on decisionmaking at the sub-national level. The data set covers 182 countries, and it captures institutional dimensions of political, fiscal and administrative autonomy enjoyed by local governments. These dimensions are then aggregated to develop a decentralization index and are then adjusted for heterogeneity to develop a government closeness index.
Subjects: 
localization
decentralization
fiscal autonomy
political autonomy
administrative autonomy
government accountability
trust and mistrust in governments
responsive
accountable and fair governance
JEL: 
H10
H11
H83
I31
O10
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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