Fast track

Fast track

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The Former Soviet Union/Eastern European area is unique in that the entire region was hit by one external shock that profoundly affected state economies and political systems. After the collapse, municipal fiscal reform is proceeding rapidly in the area. Systemic improvements in local taxation, budget formulation and implementation have taken place in the past decade at a rapid pace. Local governments in these regions have demonstrated important advances in program/performance budgeting and medium-term expenditure planning. Innovative reforms also are evident in financial design and planning of particular programs, such as education and health. The results of qfast trackq fiscal reforms in local governments can be discerned from the chapters of this book that cover LGI research on: Armenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, and Romania. The case studies focus on such core financial management topics as: revenue and financing, pricing public services, and budgeting for results.... reform the civil service, introduce internal and external audit systems, and introduce performance-based budgeting. ... he argues would result in an imbalanced reform, where LGUs with lower technical capacity would be unable to execute the reform properly. ... REFERENCES Davey, K. 2006. ... aquot;An Examination of the Impact of Budget Reform on Arizona and Oklahoma Appropriations. ... 2005 aquot;Comparative Decentralization Lessons from Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Title:Fast track
Author: George M. Guess
Publisher:Central European Univ Pr - 2007

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