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Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less

Alejandro Izquierdo, Carola Pessino, Guillermo Vuletin, Jorge Puig, Daniel Riera-Crichton (), Veronica Alaimo, Tomas Serebrisky (), Ancor Suárez-Alemán, Cinthya Pastor, Gregory Elacqua, Matias Martínez, Rodrigo Serrano, Diana M. Pinto, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra (), Gianluca Cafagna, Laura Giles Álvarez, Philip Keefer (), Carlos Scartascini () and Razvan Vlaicu

No 9152 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future. Unfortunately, the party is over and policymakers must find a way to keep their economies growing and their citizens happy in a fiscally sustainable manner. The traditional answer to this moment of truth has been to simply cut spending across the board. This book suggests there is another way out. Even if governments need to spend less in aggregate, the same or even more services can be provided if ways are found to be smarter about spending, to be more efficient, in short, to make every penny count.

Keywords: Public expenditure; Government spending; Education Expenditure; Citizen security; Public investment; Infrastructure Investment; public spending; public expenditure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H54 H53 H51 I14 H55 E26 H52 I15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781597823319
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