IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/pid/journl/v49y2010i4p563-576.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Fiscal Equalisation among Provinces in the NFC Awards

Author

Listed:
  • Aisha Ghaus-Pasha

    (Institute of Public Policy)

  • Hafiz A. Pasha

    (School of Social Sciences)

  • Asma Zubair

    (Beaconhouse National University, Lahore)

Abstract

This paper constructs a Fiscal Equalisation Index (FEI) to calculate the extent of fiscal equalisation among the provinces achieved in various NFC awards. The results show that the process of fiscal equalisation had largely broken down prior to the 2009 NFC award, following the ad hoc arrangements announced in 2006. Earlier awards have, however, been fiscally equalising in character, primarily through special grants and inclusion of new straight transfers. According to the FEI, although the highest level of fiscal equalisation was achieved following the 1990 NFC award, the largest improvement in the index has been with the 2009 NFC award, which has introduced an element of fiscal equalisation in the divisible pool transfers for the first time.

Suggested Citation

  • Aisha Ghaus-Pasha & Hafiz A. Pasha & Asma Zubair, 2010. "Fiscal Equalisation among Provinces in the NFC Awards," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 49(4), pages 563-576.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:49:y:2010:i:4:p:563-576
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.pide.org.pk/pdf/PDR/2010/Volume4/563-576.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:49:y:2010:i:4:p:563-576. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Khurram Iqbal). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/pideipk.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.