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Addressing Regional Inequality Issues in Bangladesh Public Expenditure

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  • Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud
  • Syed Naimul Wadood
  • Kazi Sabbir Ahmed

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This paper examines the declared public investments made under the ADP and seeks to answer whether the public expenditure in Bangladesh successfully addresses the regional income inequality problem, and the nature of political biasness of such allocation. In doing so, the study produces an econometric model; data are used from the published ADP documents. The main objective of the paper is to analyse a number of important sectors in terms of pro-poor growth prospect of the economy in the current trend of ADP allocation.

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  • Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud & Syed Naimul Wadood & Kazi Sabbir Ahmed, 2008. "Addressing Regional Inequality Issues in Bangladesh Public Expenditure," CPD Working Paper 71, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
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    1. Pankaj Bajracharya & Salima Sultana, 2020. "Rank-size Distribution of Cities and Municipalities in Bangladesh," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 12(11), pages 1-26, June.

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    Keywords

    Bangladesh; poverty reduction and employment; public expenditure;

    JEL classification:

    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
    • H76 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Other Expenditure Categories
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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