Colombia - Decentralization : Options and Incentives for Efficiency - Sector Annexes
CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
SUBNATIONAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
NATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE
PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION
PROPERTY TAX ADMINISTRATION
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AbstractThis report is intended to support the
analysis and implementation of reforms aimed at a
strengthening of the intergovernmental system in Colombia.
In mid-2007 congress approved a legislative act as
constitutional amendment that increases the level of the
main transfer to sub-national governments, the General
System of Transfers (SGP). However an adjustment of the
regulations and institutional arrangements within the
sectors is still pending. The report is intended to provide
empirical evidence and technical inputs for a design of
these complementary measures that are required. It will
focus on examining how efficient sub-national governments
are in service delivery within the existing
intergovernmental arrangements and incentive framework. It
will also analyze the underlying causes of low performance
and suggest options for the government to address this
challenge. The emphasis is on three sectors: education and
health, which are both financed primarily by the SGP; and
the road sector, which is financed outside the SGP. This
focus will make evident the different types of
intergovernmental management systems and the implications
TypeEconomic & Sector Work :: General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study
Copyright/LicenseCC BY 3.0 IGO
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