LOGIN´s e-course: Basic Concepts of Fiscal Decentralisation

Login Asia

When: 3 – 31 July, 2017
Where: Online, register by June 22, 2017

Are you a representative of an institution working on decentralisation and local governance interested in learning the basic concepts of fiscal decentralisation? Do you want to gain from international experiences and innovations in the field?

If so, REGISTER SOON for LOGIN’s E-course on Fiscal Decentralisation! Seats are getting filled fast.

Time Frame      Four weeks (July 3-July 31 2017)
Features
  • Self-paced study
  • Weekly inputs on modules and assignments
  • Discussion Forum
  • Interaction with experts
Capacity      30 persons

Owing to the success of the 1st (2014) and 2nd (2015) editions and 3rd (2016) editions, LOGIN will continue with its e-course on fiscal decentralisation in 2017.

Through a series of animated video lectures, power point presentations and secondary material provisioning, the e-course will appraise participants with the key concepts, tools and guidelines regarding:

  • Economic philosophy of decentralisation, potential benefits, costs and risks
  • Fundamentals of fiscal decentralisation: defining theories and papers relating to first and second generation fiscal federalism
  • Expenditure assignments to local governments: underpinning theory for the design of a fiscal transfer system – rationale, motives and driving impulses for the formulae that govern fiscal transfers
  • Intergovernmental fiscal design
  • Tax assignments: increasing the revenue raising powers of local governments
  • Local Development Funds: concept and its use in leveraging local governance capacity
  • Performance Based Grant Systems: concepts, criteria and their use in enhancing local government performance

Participants will be able to access relevant academic papers and documents, slide-decks, videos, and collated materials from fiscal decentralisation efforts within the region. They will have the facility to raise queries and receive answers clarifying their doubts. Further, they will also be able to use asynchronous discussion board for self-paced collaborative learning!

To Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fdcourse4ed

Registrations close on June 22, 2017.