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Explaining Leakage of Public Funds

Ritva Reinikka () and Jakob Svensson

No DP2001-147, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Using panel data from a unique survey of public primary schools in Uganda we assess the degree of leakage of public funds in education. The survey data reveal that on average, during the period 1991-5, schools received only 13 percent of what the central government contributed to the schools' non-wage expenditures. The bulk of the allocated spending was either used by public officials for purposes unrelated to education or captured for private gain (leakage). Moreover we find that resource flows and leakages are endogenous to school characteristics.

Keywords: Econometric models (Economic development); Education; Corruption; Public goods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
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