By Yun-Hwan Kim

Intergovernmental transfers are an incredible device of public quarter finance in either industrialized and constructing international locations. seriously reading chosen intergovernmental transfers in 3 huge Asian countries--India, Pakistan, and the Philippines--this research highlights classes from those international locations that these meaning to reform their intergovernmental move structures may perhaps observe. every one state is taken into account in mild of the authorized ideas and overseas practices of intergovernmental transfers. A precis is equipped that synthesizes the consequences from case stories, analyzing how they meet person kingdom goals and the way they relate to broader overseas event.

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Transferring funds from high- to low-income jurisdictions does not necessarily mean that high-income households will bear the burden of the taxes used to finance the transfers that provide services consumed by low-income households. There is also no guarantee that services funded by transfers will go to the less well-off in recipient jurisdictions. The net effect of the transfer depends on the distributional incidence of both revenues and expenditures. However, central governments may still wish to equalize across subnational governments for a number of reasons, including differences in resource endowments and local public service needs across regions.

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