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dc.contributor.authorReinikka, Ritvaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSvensson, Jakoben_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:42:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:42:42Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291901199en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52880-
dc.description.abstractUsing panel data from a unique survey of public primary schools in Uganda we assess the degree of leakage of public funds in education. The survey data reveal that on average, during the period 1991–5, schools received only 13 percent of what the central government contributed to the schools’ non-wage expenditures. The bulk of the allocated spending was either used by public officials for purposes unrelated to education or captured for private gain (leakage). Moreover we find that resource flows and leakages are endogenous to school characteristics. Rather than being passive recipients of flows from government, schools use their bargaining power vis-à-vis other parts of government to secure greater shares of funding. Resources are therefore not necessarily allocated according to the rules underlying government budget decisions, with potential equity and efficiency implications.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/147en_US
dc.subject.jelH52en_US
dc.subject.jelH72en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.jelI29en_US
dc.subject.jelN37en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordprivate gainen_US
dc.subject.keywordleakageen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Bildungsausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchulfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUgandaen_US
dc.titleExplaining leakage of public fundsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn345632494en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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