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Unformatted text preview: , where infor-mation is imperfect and where power is shared between different levels of govern-ment , decentralisation can relax the basic social protection Fnancing con-straint through the following two distinct channels: (i) Decentralisation of provision responsibility may improve the efFciency of provision, leading to greater impact for a given level of expenditure. (ii) Decentralisation of revenue generation may in some areas be more ef-Fcient and may therefore create additional revenue for social protection measures. There are strong arguments in favour of decentralising provision where local governments are representative and accountable, arguments. Argu-ments for the decentralisation of revenue generation are less convincing. Decentralisation of Provision Economic Arguments: Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 230...
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