Municipal bonds in Serbian local goverment finance system

Brnjas, Zvonko and Stošić, Ivan and Dedeić, Predrag (2010) Municipal bonds in Serbian local goverment finance system. In: Global crisis in the Central-Eastern European region : influence on financial systems and small and medium-sized enterprises. Czestochowa University of Technology; Belgrade Banking Academy; Institute of Economic Sciences,, Czestochowa; Belgrade, pp. 127-135. ISBN 978-83-81118-53-4

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In the last decade, from 2001 to the present, Serbian local government has gone trough a reform process and got specific competencies concerning local infrastructure development, construction of public buildings and delivering various public services. This process was followed with the local finance system reform in which Local Serbian Governments’ financial power has been considerably increased: during the above mentioned period the total funds available to LGs have increased by almost 50%. Newly developed legal framework introduced possibility of borrowing funds, first of all, for financing capital infrastructure projects. According to this framework Serbian LGs are allowed to use municipal bonds to finance their functions. It also defined some general rules for issuing bonds (the types of bonds, its purposes, general procedure of issuing and alike). Anyhow, even if it has been for some degree of readiness both at the local and central government level to use municipal bonds, they have not yet become part of financial practice in Serbia.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=1024398992
Uncontrolled Keywords: local economic development, local capital budget, LGs financing, municipal bonds, financial instruments, Serbian LGs borrowing limits, accounting and auditing practice
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Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 11:40
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 09:59

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