Decentralization in Bolivia

May 2007
This document presents a global view of the intergovernmental relationships that prevail in Bolivia. It analyzes the importance, functions, revenues, and problems of communes and attempts to do the same thing for prefectures. It then examines the specific transfers and the loans made to communes and prefectures, and looks at three important sectors of public activity (indeed, the three most important sectors in many ways): education, health and transportation, and sees how the different levels of government and institutions intervene in these sectors.