studies, prepared by members of the Decentralization and Subnational
Regional Economics thematic group, have included ‘Fiscal Decentralization
and the Challenge of Hard Budget Constraints,’ published by MIT
Press in March 2003; and ‘Romania Local Social Service Delivery
Study,’ both available on this website. A major study to review
lessons of experience in subnational fiscal reform is underway and is
expected to be completed in the Fall of 2003.
also includes a range of studies prepared by non-World Bank staff,
for Effective Decentralized Governance,’ prepared by the IRIS Center,
University of Maryland. All of the materials on this site have been culled
in order to feature what the World Bank’s Decentralization and
Subnational Regional Economics Thematic Group would consider to be
some of the most
useful literature on these topics.