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Fiscal Decentralization And Delivery Of Public Services: Evidence From Education Sector In Pakistan

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  • RAUF Abdur

    (KIE, UAJK, Pakistan)

  • KHAN Amara Akram

    (MPhil Scholar, KIE, UAJK, Pakistan)

  • ALI Sher

    (Islamia College and University Peshawar, Pakistan)

  • KHAN Ghulam Yahya

    (KIE, UAJK, Pakistan)

  • AHMAD Dilshad

    (COMSAT, Veharri Campus, Pakistan)

  • ANWAR Numera

    (MPhil Scholar, Women University Bagh, Pakistan)

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    Fiscal Decentralization is the devolution of fiscal assignments to lower governments for high growth and better delivery of public services. The current study covering the period from 1972 to 2009 is an attempt to find out the impacts of fiscal decentralization on public services deliveries in Pakistan. Public services are proxy by Gross enrollment at primary school level while fiscal decentralization by fiscal transfer and expenditure sides of devolution. Using time series data, it is found that the individual impacts of fiscal transfer are although insignificant but still support the theoretical proposition regarding fiscal decentralization and public services relationship while delegation of expenditure responsibilities helps in improving the gross enrollment at primary school level. Furthermore the study evident that complete delegation of fiscal responsibilities to lower governments enhance enrollment ratio in Pakistan.

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    Article provided by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences in its journal Studies in Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2017)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 174-184

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