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On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

  • Ehtisham Ahmad
  • Leonardo Martinez

This paper argues that both horizontal and intertemporal competition among recipient governments are needed in order to ensure incentives for effective utilization of targeted transfers. This has implications for budgeting frameworks and the types of information needed that might be amenable to formal contracting between the levels of government.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 04/220.

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Length: 14
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:04/220
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  1. Ping Zhang & E. Tandberg & Ehtisham Ahmad, 2002. "On National or Supranational Objectives; Improving the Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs," IMF Working Papers 02/209, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Holmstrom, Bengt, 1999. "Managerial Incentive Problems: A Dynamic Perspective," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(1), pages 169-82, January.
  3. Ehtisham Ahmad & Li Keping & Raju Jan Singh & Thomas J. Richardson, 2002. "Recentralization in China?," IMF Working Papers 02/168, International Monetary Fund.
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