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Environmental protection expenditure: Ex-post evaluation

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  • Jana Soukopova

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  • Eduard Bakoš

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    (Department of Public Economics, Masaryk University)

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    The paper presents the methodology for monitoring and evaluating the efficiency of current environmental protection expenditures of municipalities developed within the project of Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic. The methodology has been approved as the voluntary environmental tool for municipal officials. A proposal of methodological procedure for evaluating municipal environmental protection expenditure is based on multi-criteria weighed assessment. It gives municipalities the instrument for assessment of expenditure efficiency and includes all three pillars of sustainable development – economical, ecological and environmental. In the paper are investigate outputs which results from the evaluation of environmental protection expenditures in the city of Brno that is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and represents the territory where live approximately 380 000 citizens. The results show real state of expenditure efficiency in the city Brno and point out the possibility of improving the current situation. The methodology is assessing tool based on available data usable for other states and their municipalities for evaluation of effectiveness of public spending at the local level.

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    Paper provided by Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Department of Public Economics in its series Working Papers with number 08.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2013
    Date of revision: Apr 2013
    Handle: RePEc:mub:wpaper:08

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    Keywords: methodology; efficiency; municipality; environmental protection expenditure.;

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