London, 17 November 2016 – Today the book “Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Government Financing in Serbia and Montenegro” was launched at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The speakers Dr. Sanja Kmezić, Dr. Katarina Ðulić and Dr. Jadranka Kaluđerović, authors of the book, presented the main findings of the project and answered the questions from the audience. The launching event was chaired by Dr. William Bartlett, Senior Research Fellow at the LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe.
The book focuses on the fiscal decentralisation processes and the systems of local government financing in Serbia and Montenegro in the period 2000-2015. Through analysis of the impact of the legal framework on fiscal decentralisation and municipal finance on local government budgets in Serbia and Montenegro, it identifies major obstacles to decentralisation and key weaknesses in intergovernmental fiscal relations and the system of local government financing.
The book was supported through the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP), financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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