Decentralised Government Finance

International Development Department, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences


Code 14847

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Module description

Decentralised to sub-national levels of government has been a major theme in developed, developing and transitional states over the last decade or so. This module is concerned with how sub-national levels of government - whether at the regional/state/province level or at the local/municpal level - raise money, and how they spend it. This includes analysis of local revenue sources, the management of local finances and central-local financial relationships.