Cities and federalism: the challenges for intergovernmental relations

From May 6 to 7, 2002, in Rio de Janeiro the Forum of Federations and the National Confederation of Brazilian Municipalities (NCM) hosted a conference to examine the role of cities in federal countries. The conference addressed the questions of fiscal imbalances and of intergovernmental co-operation. The meeting was held during the NCM’s annual meeting, which had co-operative federalism as its focus.

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