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June 2014, Volume 1, 6, pp 118-128

Fiscal Decentralization and Poverty Reduction: Citizens View

Edem Maxwell Azila-Gbettor


Harrison Paul Adjimah


Serlom Kwame Tibu

Edem Maxwell Azila-Gbettor 1
Harrison Paul Adjimah 2
Serlom Kwame Tibu 3

  1. Ho Polytechnic, Ghana 1

  2. Lecturer, Ho Polytechnic, Ghana 2

  3. Snr. Budget Analyst, Adidome District Assembly, Ghana 3


This study intends to corroborate the positive theoretical relationship between fiscal decentralization and poverty reduction (Crook and Manor, 1998; Moore and Putzel, 1999; World Bank, 2001) base on non-monetary measurement. A qualitative research method was applied for the study. Focus group discussions was conducted using one-hundred and thirty (130) stakeholders in the community divided into five (5) area councils. The study revealed participants clear understanding of poverty. There was however, a limited support from the findings on the theoretical construct on the positive relation between fiscal decentralization and poverty reduction using non-monetary measurement. It was therefore recommended authorities must tackle both economic and social dimensions in any policy definition in order to achieve success at poverty reduction.
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