Options and Issues: A Manual for Policy Makers

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Finance and Planning

The financial aspects of decentralisation are as important as the distribution of powers and functions. The arrangements made for raising, managing and spending money are central to the entire process. Unless appropriate financial arrangements can be made, there is little point in giving provincial governments law- or policy-making powers, significant functions or even control over staff – and little prospect that the decentralised system of government can begin to meet the expectations that led to the decision to decentralise.


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