Interesting article (and website) on public spending

Here’s an article that I recently found. It provides good statistics and visualizaiton tools to understand and benchmark public spending across countries.

The website provides other data on public sector (education, healthcare…).

Quite interesting for Procurement professionals and for citizens!

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Public spending enables governments to produce and purchase goods and services, in order to fulfil their objectives – such as the provision of public goods or the redistribution of resources. In this entry we study public spending through the lens of aggregate cross-country data on government expend
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  1. This is an interesting article on numbers and statistics.  I’m not sure if it points out the reasons for government spending and are those government’s meeting their objectives they set out.  In Section II Correlates, Determinants, and Consequences, the article points out “Government spending correlates with national income”.  This seems fairly obvious.  What interested me that’s not talked about in Section II, is Section I.1 Historical Data and the last paragraph + chart shows that Governments grew almost exponentially after 1930s:

    “The steep growth of social spending in the second half of the 20th century was largely driven by the expansion of public funding for healthcare and education.”

    Did the Government achieve the healthcare and education it set out to spend? That seems to be the issue with most Government spending is the monitoring and surveillance to achieving the objective it set out to achieve.

    I enjoyed the article and post!

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    Tim Kohlrus
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    Sent: 01-04-2017 02:15
    From: Bertrand Maltaverne
    Subject: Interesting article (and website) on public spending

    Here’s an article that I recently found. It provides good statistics and visualizaiton tools to understand and benchmark public spending across countries.

    The website provides other data on public sector (education, healthcare…).

    Quite interesting for Procurement professionals and for citizens!

    Public Spending

    Our World In Data remove preview
    Public Spending
    Public spending enables governments to produce and purchase goods and services, in order to fulfil their objectives – such as the provision of public goods or the redistribution of resources. In this entry we study public spending through the lens of aggregate cross-country data on government expend
    View this on Our World In Data >

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    Bertrand Maltaverne
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