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Public Expenditure in the Slovak Republic :, Composition and Technical Efficiency, Francesco Grigoli

Good practice suggests that budget allocations should reflect spending priorities and that spending should provide cost-effective delivery of public goods and services. This paper analyzes the composition of public expenditure in the Slovak Republic. It also assesses the relative efficiency of spending in education and health. The Slovak Republic spends more on social benefits and less on wages compared to the EU and OECD average. While it manages to translate the low expenditures into outcomes in an efficient manner in the education sector, this is not true for health. Moreover, the recent increases in expenditure levels have not improved outcomes, suggesting that significant budgetary savings could be achieved through increases in efficiency
Table Of Contents
Cover; Abstract; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Literature Review: An EU-OECD Perspective; III. Features of the Slovak Republic's Public Expenditure; Figures; 1. Government Size across EU-OECD Countries; 2. Slovak Government Size; 3. Public Spending During the Crisis; A. Public Expenditure Composition; 4. Expenditure Composition, 2009; 5. Expenditure Composition in Real Terms; 6. Expenditure Categories; B. Spending Agencies; Tables; 1. Uncommitted Expenditures; 2. Public Expenditure by Agency, 2009; IV. Technical Efficiency; A. Education; 7. Education Expenditure across EU-OECD countries
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non fiction
1st ed.
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