This new book looks at the challenges faced by Asian countries in addressing inclusive growth and fiscal decentralisation. A series of studies examine how policies in the region have evolved in accordance with changes in demography and the economic environment, reflecting country characteristics, history and political economy forces.Read more
The second meeting of the KIPF-OECD-ADB Roundtable of the Network on Fiscal Relations in Asia (RoNFRA) took place on 21-22 February 2019 in Seoul, Korea. The theme of the workshop was “Local capacity building and performance improvement for inclusive growth”, and it brought together experts and policymakers from across Asia, as well as elsewhere in the OECD. Papers will be edited into a new volume in the OECD Fiscal Federalism Studies seriesRead more
The OECD Fiscal Federalism Series presents policy analysis of, and statistics about, intergovernmental fiscal relations and state/regional and local public finance. It draws on the work of the OECD Network on Fiscal Relations across Government Levels and of other OECD bodies covering these areas.Read more
The OECD Network on Fiscal Relations across Levels of Government provides analysis and statistical underpinnings on the relationship between central and subcentral government, and its impact on efficiency, equity and macroeconomic stability.
A spring workshop of the Fiscal Network was held in Paris on Ageing and long-term challenges across levels of government. Download the agenda.
A second high-level roundtable with India’s 15th Finance Commission (FFC), was held jointly with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Download the agenda.
14th Annual Meeting of the OECD Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government, 19-20 November 2018
Fiscal Decentralisation and Inclusive Growth in Asia
This report looks at the challenges faced by Asian countries in addressing inclusive growth and fiscal decentralisation. A series of studies examines how policies in the region have evolved in accordance with changes in demography and the economic environment, reflecting country characteristics, history and political economy forces.
The spending power of sub-national decision makers across five policy sectors
The paper develops new measures of spending power and performance across five key sectors of sub-national government service delivery –- education, long-term care, transport services, social housing and health care. The new indicators reveal unique insights about how responsibilities are assigned across levels of government, which enable the analysis of different arrangements on outcomes. Differences in characteristics across sectors and types of countries may have important consequences for intergovernmental fiscal relations.
Fiscal Decentralisation and Inclusive Growth
This new book looks at how states can design fiscal policies in a way that boosts growth and reduces inequality. A series of cross-country analyses and country case studies examine the allocation of responsibilities across levels of government. Finding the right balance between growth-enhancing and inequality-reducing policies is complex...