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Fiscal Decentralization and Development Outcomes in India: An Exploratory Analysis

Otsuka, Keijiro; Kalirajan, Kaliappa


This paper attempts to quantify the impact of fiscal decentralization in India on its social infrastructure and on rural development. Overall, the results in this paper indicate that Government of India within a federal framework has been fostering development equitably across its states, particularly through health and education expenditures aimed at improving human capital development. In this context, the importance of the two tier centre-states decentralization should be noted. However, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: World Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.04.005


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