Municipal Resource Generation System and Its Mobilization Trends in Nepal: The Experience of Western Development Region

  • Sudarshan Silwal Department of Economics, Dhawalagiri Multiple Campus, Baglung, Nepal
Keywords: Municipal government, resource mobilization, revenue, western development region, Nepal

Abstract

Taking the case of Western Development Region, this paper analyses the municipal resource generation system in Nepal as a whole and resource mobilization trends at municipal level, from 1997/98 to 2007/08. This paper is prepared by reviewing the contemporary literature related to these issues and analyzing the data pertaining to municipal revenue sources derived from field survey and internal documents of municipal government and the feedbacks received from the concerned institutions. It is
found that the provision of resource mobilization and revenue autonomy of municipal government is different under different political systems of Nepal. Most of the municipalities under the study area are highly dependent on the centralized fund-transfer. They are found dominated by single tax revenue i.e., Local Development Fee (LDF). A great variation is found among the resource rich and resource poor municipalities of the sample area in LDF, building permit fee, and house and land revenue generation. Similarly, a significant difference in revenue generation (i.e.,tax revenue, non-tax revenue, own source revenue and total revenue) between the municipalities of hill and Terai region and between the two periods is also found.

Published
2012-12-10
How to Cite
Silwal, S. (2012). Municipal Resource Generation System and Its Mobilization Trends in Nepal: The Experience of Western Development Region. The Journal of University Grants Commission, 1(1), 216-234. Retrieved from http://jugc.edu.np/index.php/JUGC/article/view/121