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Author Davoodi, Hamid Reza, author

Title How useful are benefit incidence analyses of public education and health spending? / Hamid R. Davoodi, Erwin R. Tiongson, and Sawitree S. Asawanuchit
Published Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (47 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/03/227
IMF working paper ; WP/03/227
Summary This paper provides a primer on benefit incidence analysis (BIA) for macroeconomists and a new data set on the benefit incidence of education and health spending covering 56 countries over 1960-2000, representing a significant improvement in quality and coverage over existing compilations. The paper demonstrates the usefulness of BIA in two dimensions. First, the paper finds, among other things, that overall education and health spending are poorly targeted; benefits from primary education and primary health care go disproportionately to the middle class, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, HIPCs and transition economies; but targeting has improved in the 1990s. Second, simple measures of association show that countries with a more propoor incidence of education and health spending tend to have better education and health outcomes, good governance, high per capita income, and wider accessibility to information. The paper explores policy implications of these findings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-47)
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Subject Education -- Costs -- Evaluation.
Government spending policy -- Evaluation.
Public health administration -- Evaluation.
Form Electronic book
Author Asawanuchit, Sawitree S., author
Tiongson, Erwin, author
International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Department.
International Monetary Fund. Middle Eastern Department.
ISBN 1283516322