As part of its efforts to hyperinflation and an oversized public sector, the Government of the Province of Buenos Argentinaspecifically Airesseeks to control costs and improve service to recover in local government. To do this, the state government attempted a bold strategy: it divides three large suburban Buenos Aires communities in eight new, smaller jurisdictions. This budgeting, financial management and political strategy case focuses on the implementation of the movement toward smalle … Read more »

As part of its efforts to hyperinflation and an oversized public sector, the Government of the Province of Buenos Argentinaspecifically Airesseeks to control costs and improve service to recover in local government. To do this, the state government attempted a bold strategy: it divides three large suburban Buenos Aires communities in eight new, smaller jurisdictions. This budgeting, financial management and political strategy case focuses on the implementation of the move toward smaller, local government, through the prism of the creation of the new communities: the city of Hurlingham. The case describes the nuts-and-bolts budget decisions that have a transition team of officials: how to structure the new government, such as tax revenues and the political decisions that increase its face new mayor. He must decide which parts of the new city will get the service priority: High-tuning wealthy districts where tax collection was poor, or poorer neighborhoods from which the new mayor took key votes? This can both austerity budget analysis and evaluation of budget-related policy strategy. HKS case number 1493.1
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Howard Husock,
John D. Donahue,
Merilee Grindle,
John Thomas,
Jay H. Walder
2 pages.
Release date: 01 February, 1999. Prod #: HKS202-PDF-ENG
Municipal Decentralization in Buenos Aires: Sequel HBR case solution

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