What Happens when Public Expenditure is Scaled Up? An Enquiry into the Costs and Cost-effectiveness of Expenditure in Phases of Expansion
AbstractThis paper asks whether the costs of providing public services in low-income developing countries tend to rise when expenditure on these services increases - as has been found to be the case in developed countries. It offers elements of an answer to this question by reference to evidence from country case studies relating to episodes of expenditure growth, mainly in the 1990s, in the fields of primary education, road maintenance and childhood immunisation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economics and Statistics Analysis Unit (ESAU), Overseas Development Institute in its series Working Papers with number 15.
Length: 102 pages
Date of creation: May 2006
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Publication status: Published as ISBN 0 85003 797 2
Postal: Publications, Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JD, UK
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