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Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance

When: 11-22 February, 2019
Where: The Hague, The Netherlands
Apply by: 14 December, 2018

How a country organises its public finances forms the basis for how local authorities govern priorities in cities, towns and villages. While national governments have the responsibility to design and supervise a system that works, local authorities are challenged to use their often limited resources for delivering better local services.

This course helps you in answering questions such as:

  • How can spending responsibilities and revenue resources be best assigned to the different government layers, taking into account the country context?
  • What are the responsibilities of national government in designing and supervising a system that works?
  • How can sub-national governments be supported to increase local revenues and strengthen financial management?
  • How can local authorities be held accountable by their citizens?

This course will help you:

  • Assess and monitor fiscal decentralisation practices in your country;
  • Optimise the different sources of revenue, e.g. taxes, user fees and intergovernmental transfers;
  • Find effective financing structures and partnerships to accomplish most with limited resources;
  • Use revenue and expenditure tools;
  • Increase your insight in financial management and fiscal accountability at the local level.

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