No. 9




Local Municipalities and State Investments

14 June 2004


RiTo No. 9, 2004

  • Viola Soiver

    Lecturer in public administration, Tallinn University Institute of Political Science and Governance

The current article examines the attitude of municipalities to the changes made to the state investment program that took place after the “Procedure of Composing the State Investment Program” of 2000 entered into force.

In the course of the study, top local officials were to give their opinions of the amendments. As it turned out, their positions on the new regulation were predominantly negative, since the situation of many municipalities has worsened. Subsidies to mid-sized municipalities have decreased the most, where the assistance of the state can be an important criterion for securing advantages in development. The analysis showed that there is a group of municipalities that view the system of assigning subsidies negatively in all of the claims used in the survey. This holds true for municipalities investing on the basis of a definite development plan.

Full article in Estonian