Comparative Practices in Fiscal Federalism

The Forum of Federations and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in collaboration with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Centre for Federalism and Constitutional Reform (CFCR) will hold an intervention on Comparative Practices in Fiscal Federalism, between the 6-7 September, Manila, Philippines.

The activity responds to the need to develop and comprehend new approaches in federal fiscal management and coordination, in line with those potential powers allocated to provinces/federated regions and local governments, which a constitutional shift may provide.

The activity seeks to provide Philippines with comparative experiences in fiscal management and coordination, from other multilevel systems of government, so that it may better advise the discharge of those fiscal powers and resources potentially allocated across all spheres of government in Philippines.

The activity also seeks to contribute to an evidence-based process within the country, benefitting from the comparable expertise of other relevant jurisdictions; these will provide a useful baseline of information on the practices and processes within a multilevel system, not yet in operation within the Philippines.

Regardless of a shift to federalism, this activity will provide great insight into the practise of devolved fiscal governance which will be crucial to the implementation of devolved fiscal powers, whether found in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) or a federal Philippines.

For further information about this activity please contact,

Phillip Gonzalez
Senior Director for Asia/Australia

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