WIDER Angle: Fiscal states in developing economies: Why do they matter and where do they come from?

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Modern states are complex organizations which perform a broad range of functions. They have an important role in economic and human development. The consensus from recent research suggests that effective states provide crucial public goods and services, such as universal education, public health systems, and an effective administration of justice.

But how do we finance state activities? Understanding this requires a study of the process of transformation of public finance institutions. This is a fundamental part of how effective states are created.

Period1 Sep 2022

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  • TitleFiscal states in developing economies: Why do they matter and where do they come from?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletWIDER Angle
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryFinland
    Date1/09/22
    DescriptionModern states are complex organizations which perform a broad range of functions. They have an important role in economic and human development. The consensus from recent research suggests that effective states provide crucial public goods and services, such as universal education, public health systems, and an effective administration of justice.

    But how do we finance state activities? Understanding this requires a study of the process of transformation of public finance institutions. This is a fundamental part of how effective states are created.
    URLhttps://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/fiscal-states-developing-economies-why-do-they-matter-and-where-do-they-come
    PersonsAntonio Savoia

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Policy@Manchester
  • Global Development Institute