On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

Author/Editor:

Ehtisham Ahmad ; Leonardo Martinez

Publication Date:

November 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

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.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/220

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451875232/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2202004

Format:

Paper

Pages:

14

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