Impacts and Consequences of the New Regime of Autonomies in Bolivia: Elements for a Discussion

Faguet, Jean-Paul
Jul 2011
This paper brings the proposal for a second round of reforms aimed to deep decentralization in Bolivia to light for a wider audience, and informs and enriches the current debate within Bolivia on how autonomies can be implemented in ways that strengthen democracy and give voice to the poor. In this sense, it discusses the possible effects on public investment patterns, government responsiveness, government fiscal relations, the sustainability of public finances, and political accountability.