Subnational Capital Markets in Developing Countries
The World Bank | 2004 | ISBN: 0821354647 | English | 699 pages | PDF | 3.2 MB
Within the framework of increasing decentralization, the need for local governments to access financial markets is growing. As urbanization expands, local authorities need to provide more services with fewer resources from the central government. Subnational borrowing, leveraging reliable cash flows and prudent fiscal management, can be alternatives to fund such investments, especially when the useful life of the service is long and an adequate legal framework is in place to ensure fiscal and financial stability.