Are All the Municipalities and Cities in Croatia Able to Provide Adequate Public Services?
In their September newsletter the Institute of Public Finance (IPF) in Croatia reports on municipal and city level spending on public services. IPF reports dramatic variation in relative regional spending levels (Lowest level recorded is 123 Kuna per capita, while the average was around 1,700 Kuna per capita, and highest was over 17,000 Kuna per capita). IPF suggests that the central government play a role in guaranteeing a minimum level of spending in all municipalities. IPF examines the tax structure and grant allocation process and makes recommendations to improve the financing situation faced by cities and municipalities.