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  • Enhancing the Effectiveness of Public Expenditure in Sweden
Author
  • Deborah Roseveare
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • This paper analyses the main features of Sweden’s public expenditure and addresses some key policy issues. Public spending is high relative to GDP, reflecting the wide support for the Swedish welfare state. The institutional framework within which spending decisions are made has both strengths and weaknesses: the expenditure ceilings need to be reinforced, more prioritisation of expenditure is needed, and state agencies need to become more accountable for their performance. Outlays and outcomes are examined for childcare and education, health, caring for the elderly, and social insurance, where some aspects function very well and others need considerable improvement. Some tools and techniques for getting better results from public spending are also considered, including contracting out and user charges. More could be done to clearly set out the costs as well as the benefits of social choices ... Améliorer l'efficacité des dépenses publiques en Suède Ce document analyse les principales caractéristiques des dépenses publiques de la Suède et aborde quelques questions politiques déterminantes. La part des dépenses publiques dans le PIB est importante et traduit le large soutient dont jouit l’État providence en Suède. Le cadre institutionnel dans lequel sont prises les décisions concernant les dépenses publiques possède des points forts et des faiblesses : les plafonds des dépenses ont besoin d’être renforcés, l’ordre des priorités nécessite d’être mieux établi, et les organismes publics doivent plus être tenus pour responsables de leurs résultats. Les dépenses et les résultats sont examinés dans les domaines de la garde des enfants et de l’éducation, de la santé, du soin des personnes âgées et de l’assurance sociale, dont certains aspects fonctionnent très bien et d’autres exigent des améliorations considérables. En vue de l’obtention de meilleurs résultats, certains outils et techniques, tels que la sous-traitance et les ...
  • Sweden, Suède, education, public sector efficiency, budget systems, efficacité du secteur public, système budgétaire, dépenses publiques, public expenditure, éducation, fiscal federalism, welfare state, fédéralisme budgétaire, État providence
  • RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:345-en
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  • English
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