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Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital?

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Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital?
Language
eng
Abstract
Countries where social and political institutions stimulate interpersonal trust, civic cooperation, and social cohesiveness tend to have more efficient governments, better governance systems, and faster growth. This paper provides cross-country evidence, based on a sample of developing and developed countries, that fiscal decentralization—the assignment of expenditure functions and revenue sources to lower levels of government—can boost social capital and therefore be integrated into second-generation reforms
resource.governmentPublication
international or intergovernmental publication
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital?
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
IMF Working Papers
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