Freinkman, Lev (2007): Intergovernmental relations in Nigeria: improving service delivery in core sectors. Published in: (2007)
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According to the Nigerian constitution, main public sector responsibilities are split across various government levels. Thus, no sole government could deliver radical improvements in service delivery on its own, which means that coordination and cooperation are pre-requisites. However, the existing mechanisms and institutions for inter-governmental policy coordination are weak and need strengthening. This paper suggests the following priority directions for reforming inter-governmental financing arrangements in Nigeria: a. more attention to the equity dimension of revenue sharing b. strengthening government accountability for utilization of public money in general, and for use of a common pool of funds such as the Federation Account in particular, and c. introduction of specific grant schemes directly linked to expansion of sub-national government financing in key sectors
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Intergovernmental relations in Nigeria: improving service delivery in core sectors|
|Keywords:||Nigeria, Fiscal federalism, Policy coordination, Horizontal inequality, conditional grants|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H77 - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
N - Economic History > N4 - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation > N47 - Africa; Oceania
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H75 - State and Local Government: Health; Education; Welfare; Public Pensions
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H72 - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
|Depositing User:||Lev Freinkman|
|Date Deposited:||15. Aug 2008 00:01|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 17:33|
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