Local Government Budgetary Autonomy
Evidence from Bangladesh
The principal premise of this monograph is that a greater autonomy of the local state helps improve the effectiveness of decentralization and good local governance. Bearing in mind the broader challenge of problems with decentralization in Bangladesh, the main research concern here is the exploration of nature, cause, and consequences of a specific deep-rooted problem – the dimensions of influence and magnitude of autonomy in budgeting decisions of local government Union Councils in Bangladesh.
The study explores the de facto and de jure issues that affect the autonomy of local government Union Councils of Bangladesh in their budgeting decision-making process, leading to poor or good local governance. The study looks at how and to what extent the budgetary autonomy of local government Union Councils is affected. It also explores the impact of this autonomy on local governance.
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
- CHAPTER 1: Introduction
- CHAPTER 2: Conceptual Framework
- CHAPTER 3: Research Design
- CHAPTER 4: Budgetary Autonomy of Local Government Union Councils
- CHAPTER 5: Conclusion
- Series index
Figure 1. Structure of the Union Council in Bangladesh.
Figure 2. World view of the budget cycle.
Figure 3. Budget life cycle of Union Councils.
Figure 4. Conceptual framework of the study.
Figure 5. Regions in Bangladesh.
Figure 6. Basic budgeting data of sample UPs.
Figure 7. Data analysis mapping.
Figure 8. Approach to the interpretation and analysis of data.
Figure 9. Relative influences of the factors in the UP budgeting decisions.
Figure 10. Union Council’s revenue flow diagram.
Figure 11. Revenue statement of Union Councils.
Figure 12. Expenditure statement of Union Councils.
Table 1. Local Government in the Government Structure of Bangladesh
Table 2. Local Government Institutions in Bangladesh
Table 3. Structure of the Union Council in Bangladesh
Table 5. The Basic Structure of a UP Budget
Table 6. Legal Basis of UP Budgeting
Table 7. Indicators to Measure the Influence and Autonomy in UP Budgeting Decisions
Table 8. Number of UPs in Sylhet Region
Table 9. Population and Sampling
Table 10. List of Sample Union Councils
Table 11. Criteria-based Classifications of Samples
Table 12. Details of Chairmen’s Profiles
Table 13. De Jure and De Facto Features of the Influencing Issues in UP Budgeting Decisions
Table 14. Weighted Average Scores of the Aspects Influencing the UP Budgeting Decisions
Table 15. Influence Process in the UP Budgeting Decisions
Table 16. Measuring Influences and Autonomy in UP Budgeting Decisions
Table 17. Maximum Possible Amount of Own Revenue Compared to the Budget
Preface and Acknowledgements
The manuscript of this book is derived from a Ph.D. thesis submitted to the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand.
Four research articles were developed based on the thesis, and all were published. The first one was ‘Autonomy in Budgeting Decisions of Local Government Union Councils: A Study of Bangladesh’, published in the Journal of Public Administration and Governance (Vol. 9, No. 2; 2019). The second one was ‘Local Government Budgeting in Bangladesh’, published by A. Farazmand (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019). The third one was ‘Influencing Phenomena of Local Government Budgeting Decisions in Bangladesh’, published in International Journal of Law and Public Administration (Vol. 3, No. 1; 2020). The fourth one was ‘Examining implications of classical budget theories in the local government budgeting process: Union Councils in Bangladesh’, published in the Journal of Local Government Research and Innovation (Vol. 2, No. 1; 2020).
The empirical research framework of this book was developed based on a combination of the academic domains of political psychology, applied economics and public management, including some pressing issues such as decentralization, local government finance and local governance, as well as organization and budgeting theories. Considering the critical influencing phenomena, the thesis has explored the causal mechanism of influences, as well as how such processes work and shape the dominant implications on autonomy of Union Councils/Parishads (UPs) in their budgeting decisions, leading to an impact on local governance.
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- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2022. XVIII, 162 pp., 13 fig. b/w, 17 tables.