|Client:||World Bank Institute|
|Faculty:||Paul Smoke and John Gershman|
|Team:||Steeves Guy, Yookyung Kwon, Kaori Nojiri, Daniel Parnetti|
In order to provide support to the World Bank Institute (WBI) on fiscal decentralization issues in Africa and Latin America, the Capstone team evaluated intergovernmental fiscal transfer systems in the two regions. In analyzing the systems in Africas Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda and in Latin Americas Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua, comparisons were made in order to extract mechanisms that might improve the transfer systems function as a whole, as well as within these regions. In addition, the analysis was presented in a WBI course via videoconference held in Uganda to participants from several African countries. Didactic materials were developed for future WBI courses as a tool to improve understanding of transfer systems.