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Fiscal Decentralization and Development Outcomes in India: An Exploratory Analysis

Otsuka, Keijiro; Kalirajan, Kaliappa

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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]

dc.contributor.authorOtsuka, Keijiro
dc.contributor.authorKalirajan, Kaliappa
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:05:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0305-750X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/62518
dc.description.abstractThis 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 third tier of local governance, particularly the state-rural local bodies decentralization has been dismal and has not achieved significant results across states, which warrant the attention of the central and state governments.
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Ltd
dc.sourceWorld Development
dc.subjectKeywords: decentralization; education; federal system; fiscal reform; health expenditure; human capital; local government; rural development; India Asia; Development outcomes; Fiscal decentralization; India; Panchayati Raj
dc.titleFiscal Decentralization and Development Outcomes in India: An Exploratory Analysis
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume40
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor140210 - International Economics and International Finance
local.identifier.absfor160606 - Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB707
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKalirajan, K P, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationOtsuka, Keijiro, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue8
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1511
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1521
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.04.005
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:32:48Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84861726217
local.identifier.thomsonID000300923900013
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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