[en] grants ; local government ; Belgium ; fiscal federalism
[en] The Fonds des communes refers to a system of general purpose, non earmarked grants. This paper details and compares the repartition schemes used in the three Regions.
The main goals in all three Regions are fiscal equalization and compensation for higher costs and/or higher demand for local public goods – notably the ones resulting from externalities. Therefore, substantial differences remain in terms of implementation.
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