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The Role of the Pakistani Government in the Efficient Management of Public Funds

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  • Mobeen Ur Rehman

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This paper describes different methods and guiding principles applied to the management of public spending, gives an overview of relevant literature and the theoretical framework. Main conclusions include the important pillars of efficient public spending management: fiscal and financial discipline, joint control over expenditures compatible with macro-economic constraints (ensuring the availability of funds for expenses), efficient allocation of resources (reflecting the priorities of spending policy), efficient provision of public services, and cost reduction in budget management. The paper aims to provide help to the Pakistani government in developing proper strategies for the possibility of efficient control over public spending.

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  • Mobeen Ur Rehman, 2013. "The Role of the Pakistani Government in the Efficient Management of Public Funds," Public Finance Quarterly, State Audit Office of Hungary, vol. 58(2), pages 230-237.
  • Handle: RePEc:pfq:journl:v:58:y:2013:i:2:p:230-237
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    1. Labintan, Adeniyi Constant, 2010. "Evaluation of The Necessary of Agriculture Public Expenditure for Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Benin," MPRA Paper 24247, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Zafar Iqbal, 1997. "Foreign Aid and the Public Sector: A Model of Fiscal Behaviour in Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 36(2), pages 115-129.
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    Keywords

    public spending; accountability in government; Pakistan;

    JEL classification:

    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • H61 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Budget; Budget Systems

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