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​​Learning journey on fiscal decentralisation


The learning journey took the Network through several steps:

  • In 2012 ddlgn published a learning book on "SDC Support for Sustainable Local Government Finances, Results of the Learning Project." The publication is based on a survey on international state of the art and on the analysis of 8 SDC case studies, which included a review by peers and e-discussion. First findings and recommendations were discussed and jointly agreed during the ddlgn f2f in Sarajevoin 2011. [Book][Survey]
  • In November 2014 ddlgn members engaged in an e-discussion on "Sustainable Local Government Financing: Issues and Experiences" [PDF], organised by ddlgn with the facilitation of IDS. The sessions focused on: i) the financing mix of local governments, ii) other sources of finance at the local level, beyond taxes and transfers iii) taxation and the social contract/accountability and iv) the possible impacts of different sources of financing on political and economic outcomes.
  • Selected examples emerging from the e-discussion (Serbia, Kosovo and Mozambique) have been further analysed. (See working paper perspectives from the field, 2016).
  • In a joint collaboration with the gendernet during 2015 an e-based stocktaking on gender and fiscal decentralisation has been conducted (May 2015) and an e-discussion on gender and taxation organised, with facilitation by IDS (September 2015). (See the summary reports).
  • During the ddlgn f2f in Pemba in June 2015 network members engaged in joint learning and discussion on the topic of fiscal transfers. This included expert inputs on definitions and concepts and the presentation, discussion of peer contributions from several countries.
  • In March 2016 ddlgn in collaboration with IDS organised a learning retreat on Subnational Taxation and Financing for its members. The programme included expert inputs on basic concepts, presentation and discussion of IDS research findings and of SDC peer experience.
  • Besides ddlgn, the topic of fiscal decentralisation was followed by several regional dynamics: A paper on "Municipal and Decentralized Budget Support" [PDF], prepared by the regional governance advisor for the Western Balkans, followed by a "Quality Assurance Workshop on Performance Based Budget Support" in Macedonia, 19./20.11. 2014.[Docs][PDF] The issues of fiscal transfers and taxation were also prominently addressed during other Western Balkans regional workshops. The Asia network LOGIN is regularly offering e-courses on fiscal decentralization for its members, also including ddlgn members. In 2015 it has organized a high level Asia seminar on the topic of "local development funds". [Report]

You can find all related documents here below.

Documents

 Key Reading Documents

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    Learning Project 8 Case Studies

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    The case study focuses on the outcomes and impacts of social audit practices in the framework of the Improved Livelihood of Rural Communities (ILRC) project implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Afghanistan.

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    Learning Project Analysis of SDC Case Studies

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    This section analyses twelve case studies on civil society participation and accountability in local governance processes. It looks at power issues and the analysis of power, the role of civil society and participation of civil society in local governance, accountability mechanisms and experiences, alignment with national policies and systems, and specific issues in fragile contexts.

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    Learning Project Practitioner-Brief

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

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    Learning Project Policy Makers Brief

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | | Key Reading

    The objective of this brief is to provide policymakers with strategic recommendations to support project/programme teams in strengthening SDC’s programming in civil society participation and accountability based on key learnings from the case studies.

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    Learning Project Synthesis of e-discussion

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

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    Fiscal Transfers Burundi

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    Country Case Studies on Intergovernmental Transfer Schemes and SDC Support: Burundi

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    Fiscal Transfers Mongolia

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    Country Case Studies on Intergovernmental Transfer Schemes and SDC support: Mongolia

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    Fiscal Transfers Nepal

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    INTERGOVERNMENTAL FISCAL TRANSFERS IN NEPAL: AN OVERVIEW Prakash Regmi Senior Programme Officer Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal

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    Fiscal Transfers Bénin

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    Country Case Studies on SDC support to Transfers, Benin

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    Fiscal Transfers Bangladesh

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    Country Case Studies on Intergovernmental Transfer Schemes and SDC support: Bangladesh Author: Melina Papageorgiou, Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh

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    Sustainable Local Government Financing: Issues and Experiences

    IDS | 2014 | Key Reading

    Synthesis of facilitated e-dialogue with the Democratization, Decentralization and Local Governance Network on 4-7 November 2014

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    SDC Support for Sustainable Local Government Finances

    SDC | | Key Reading

    Results from the learning project: Support for Sustainable Local Government Finances

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    Quality Assurance Workshop

    SDC | 2014 | Western Balkans, | Key Reading

    Quality Assurance Workshop on Performance Based Budget Support in two SDC funded Municipal Development Programs in the Western Balkans. Reflections on the issues covered during the workshop- and lessons learned. Final draft.

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    Perspectives from the field: SCD cooperation for property taxation

    SDC | 2015 | Key Reading

    This paper aims to highlight practical problems and obstacles linked to the collection of property tax, and pragmatic ways in which local tax revenues can be boosted.

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    Municipal and Decentralized Budget Support: Capitalization Paper

    SDC | 2015 | Western Balkans, | Key Reading

    This paper has been elaborated based on past and running SDC funded budget support programs for municipalities in Nicaragua, Honduras, Mali and Serbia, and based on the standard good practice guide for decentralized budget support of UNDCF.

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    Experience Capitalization Workshop on Local Development Funds

    SDC | 2015 | Key Reading

    LOGIN seminar back to office report

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    Donor Support to Sustainable Municipal Finance

    KEK | 2010 | Key Reading

    A Survey of the International State-of-the-Art

 Further Reading Documents

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    Quality Assurance Workshop

    SDC | 2014 | Western Balkans,

    Quality Assurance Workshop on Performance Based Budget Support in two SDC funded Municipal Development Programs in the Western Balkans

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