Budgetary Institutions and Expenditure Outcomes: Binding Governments to Fiscal Performance

This paper examines how institutional arrangements affect incentives that govern the size, allocation, and use of budget resources. It compares the effects of institutional structures on fiscal discipline in Australia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malawi, New Zealand, Thailand, and Uganda. It also examines how donor assistance affects expenditure outcomes.

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