Overview (of the India Infrastructure Report 2003- Public Expenditure Allocation and Accountability)

3INETWORK, Sebastian Morris, ed., Oxford Univ Press, New Delhi, 2003

17 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2012

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Sebastian Morris

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - Economics; Goa Institute of Management

Date Written: January 01, 2003

Abstract

Introduces the theme of expenditure allocation, processes and their effectiveness. Reviews all the articles in the report.The focus is on expenditures related to physical infrastructure in India Argues that a paradigm shift in the expenditure process that gives adequate incentives for elimination of waste and for proper oversight is necessary in India. Moving away from the 'plan based system' adequate decentralization, use of scientific processes, and drastic reduction in off budget items are necessary. Greater role for the private sector through appropriate regulation and PPPs could as well help.

Keywords: India, public expenditure, public policy, soft-budget, budgetary process, centre -state relations, fiscal transfers, PPPs, PFIs, fiscal incentives, infrastructure, utilities, public services

JEL Classification: O2, D60, D7, H1, H4, H11, H5, H77, L33, L38

Suggested Citation

Morris, Sebastian, Overview (of the India Infrastructure Report 2003- Public Expenditure Allocation and Accountability) (January 01, 2003). 3INETWORK, Sebastian Morris, ed., Oxford Univ Press, New Delhi, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181909

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