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Reforming the Revenue-Sharing Fund for the States (FPE)

By Teresa Ter-Minassian


This paper focuses on options for reforming the Brazilian Revenue-Sharing scheme for the States, the so-called Fundo de Participação dos Estados or FPE, which constitutes one of the main intergovernmental transfers in Brazil. This focus is justified by the fact that such a reform has become an urgent policy priority, following a decision of the country's Supreme Court to declare the current formula for horizontal distribution of the FPE unconstitutional and require the enactment of a new formula by the beginning of 2013.

Topics: Política Fiscal, Fiscal Policy, Política fiscal, Public Administration & Policy Making, Administración pública y definición de políticas, State and local governments, Intergovernmental transfers, Federalism
Year: 2013
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