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Rethinking Public Institutions in India$
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Devesh Kapur, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Milan Vaishnav

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199474370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199474370.001.0001

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Reforming India’s Institutions of Public Expenditure Governance

Reforming India’s Institutions of Public Expenditure Governance

(p.180) 5 Reforming India’s Institutions of Public Expenditure Governance
Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Nirvikar Singh

Oxford University Press

Given the poor quality and effectiveness of much government expenditure in India, this chapter analyses ways of improving effectiveness through institutional reform. Improvements in outcomes include better targeting of redistributive measures and more efficient spending on productive projects. Four potential areas of institutional reform are: (1) improved functioning of individual ministries and departments, at the central and state levels; (2) better coordination across individual ministries and between the centre and states; (3) reassignment of expenditure responsibilities across levels of government (centre to state and/or state to local); and (4) reassignment of tax authorities to provide improved incentives for expenditure governance through electoral accountability. The chapter discusses each of these four areas, recent and potential future institutional reforms, and possibilities for implementing change.

Keywords:   public expenditure management, public financial management, governance, fiscal federalism, decentralization

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