“FISCAL DECENTRALISATION KEY POINT FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN EAP COUNTRIES TO GAIN MORE POWER” STRESSED DAVID TUMANYAN (LGPAR) AT THE CIVEX MEETING (BRUSSELS, 24 SEPTEMBER 2012)
On 24 September 2012 Mr David Tumanyan, Representative of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Subgroup on Local government and Public Administration Reform (LGPAR) held a presentation talking about Fiscal Decentralisation in Eastern Partnership countries. The presentation took place as part of the Committee of the Region’s CIVEX committee meeting.
Mr. Tumanyan explained that in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine the governance system is very centralised and presented the figures for the share of the local budget’s part of the national budget, which is under the EU average in all six Eastern Partnership countries. Mr. Tumanyan stressed that the key point for Local Authorities to gain more power would be through fiscal decentralization.
The paper on Fiscal Decentralisation that the LGPAR presented at CORLEAP’s annual meeting on September 17 in Chisinau was also presented to all the members of CIVEX.
The LGPAR is coordinated by ALDA.
The LGPAR document on Fiscal Decentralisation can be downloaded here.