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Title:Public sector efficiency and small island developing states PDF Logo
Authors:Feeny, Simon
Rogers, Mark
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2007/46
Abstract:This paper examines the efficiency of public sector expenditures at achieving social sector outcomes in small island developing states (SIDS). Public sector efficiency is estimated using a stochastic production function (SPF) approach and panel data since 1990. A second stage of the analysis examines the determinants of efficiency. Results indicate that the efficiency of public sectors at improving life expectancy has deteriorated during the 1990s but efficiency at improving school enrolments has increased. Higher levels of governance are associated with higher public sector efficiency. There is also evidence to suggest that efficiency is lower in SIDS, as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Subjects:public sector expenditures
efficiency
life expectancy
school enrolments
JEL:H11
H51
H52
ISBN:9291909890=978-92-9190-989-6
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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