Local government fiscal reform in developing countries: Lessons from Kenya

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Local government fiscal reform is emerging clearly as a major development issue of the 1990s. As central governments of developing countries cut back their budget growth in response to economic reality and donor pressure, many are attempting to tap the underutilized potential of local authorities to help meet rising service demands. Drawing on a case study of the local finance system in Kenya and that country's attempts at reform, the challenging economic, institutional and political issues that must often be confronted in such reform efforts are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-923
Number of pages23
JournalWorld Development
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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