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  • The Effectiveness of Public Expenditure in Portugal
Author
  • Chiara Bronchi
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  • preprint
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  • Over the past decade, Portugal has experienced imbalances and inefficiencies in the public sector that have impeded better economic performance. Though Portugal’s total spending as a proportion of GDP is somewhat below the EU average, the rapid and uncontrolled growth of its primary current spending to a level now above the OECD and EU average, is worrying, because it puts at risks long-term fiscal sustainability. This paper points to major shortcomings in the budget management process and in the planning and control of public spending. The paper acknowledges recent action taken by public authorities to address some of the shortcomings and makes recommendations for moving further ahead. It suggests policy options that can make public expenditure more efficient and effective at overall levels. Administrative control, the cost-effectiveness of service provision, and incentives for efficient resource allocation all need to be improved. Ongoing efforts to develop accruals-based ... L'efficacité des dépenses publiques au Portugal Au cours de la décennie écoulée, le Portugal a souffert de déséquilibres et d’inefficiences du secteur public qui ont nui à la performance économique. Même si les dépenses totales du pays en proportion du PIB sont quelque peu inférieures à la moyenne de l’Union européenne, la croissance rapide et incontrôlée de ses dépenses courantes primaires, qui dépassent aujourd’hui la moyenne de l’OCDE comme celle de l’Union européenne, a de quoi préoccuper car elle menace la viabilité budgétaire à long terme. Cette étude relève les carences majeures du processus de gestion budgétaire ainsi que de la planification et du contrôle des dépenses publiques. Elle prend acte des mesures récentes prises par les autorités pour remédier à certaines faiblesses et présente des recommandations en vue d’aller de l’avant. Elle propose des options d’action susceptibles d’accroître plus l’efficience et l’efficacité des dépenses publiques au niveau global. Le contrôle administratif, le rapport coût-efficacité ...
  • health, santé, education, government expenditure, Portugal, Portugal, dépenses publiques, public economics, structure and scope of government, économies publiques, éducation, state and local government, États et collectivités locales, structure et taille du secteur public
  • RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:349-en
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  • English
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