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Malawi - Public Expenditures : Issues and Options

PUBLIC EXPENDITURES GOVERNANCE APPROACH PUBLIC SPENDING FISCAL MANAGEMENT MACROECONOMIC STABILIZATION BUDGETARY PROCESS SECTORAL ALLOCATION EDUCATION SECTOR PUBLIC HEALTH AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ROAD PLANNING LAW ENFORCEMENT PENSION REFORM PARASTATAL REFORM FISCAL CONSTRAINTS PUBLIC FINANCE HEAVILY INDEBTED POOR COUNTRIES DEBT RELIEF SOCIAL SECTOR INVESTMENT ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME HIV VIRUSES ACCOUNTABILITY ADJUSTMENT POLICIES ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS AGGREGATE FISCAL DISCIPLINE AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT AGRICULTURE ANTI-CORRUPTION AUDITING AUTHORITY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS BENCHMARK BORROWING BUDGET DEFICIT BUDGET EXECUTION BUDGET FORMULATION BUDGET MANAGEMENT BUDGET MONITORING BUDGET PROCESS BUDGETARY ALLOCATION BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS BUDGETARY FUNDS CADRES CAPACITY BUILDING CAPITALIZATION CENTRAL BANK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE CORRUPTION COST CENTERS DEBT DEBT MANAGEMENT DEBT RELIEF DECENTRALIZATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE DOMESTIC BORROWING ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY ECONOMIC STABILITY ELECTRICITY EXCHANGE RATE EXECUTION EXPENDITURE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FISCAL FISCAL BURDEN FISCAL DEFICIT FISCAL DEFICITS FISCAL POLICY FISCAL PRESSURES FISCAL YEAR FORECASTS GDP GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES GOVERNMENT ROLE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATE HEALTH EXPENDITURES HOUSING HUMAN RESOURCE INCOME INEFFICIENCY INFLATION INFLATION RATE INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY INTEREST RATE INTEREST RATES JUDICIARY LACK OF CLARITY LOAN FINANCING LOW TARIFFS MACROECONOMICS MEDIUM TERM EXPENDITURE FRAMEWORK MINISTRY OF FINANCE MONETARY AUTHORITIES MONETARY POLICY MPC NATIONS NATURAL RESOURCES PARASTATAL SECTOR PARASTATALS PENSIONS POVERTY ALLEVIATION POVERTY LINE PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION PRIVATIZATION PRODUCTIVITY PUBLIC ENTERPRISES PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT PUBLIC EXPENDITURE REVIEW PUBLIC EXPENDITURES PUBLIC FINANCING PUBLIC GOODS PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENDITURE PUBLIC RESOURCES PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SPENDING REGULATORY AUTHORITY REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REVENUE COLLECTION ROADS SAVINGS SOCIAL SECTORS SUBVENTIONS SURTAXES TAX TAX ADMINISTRATION TAX REVENUE TAX REVENUES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERMS OF TRADE TOTAL EXPENDITURES TOTAL REVENUE TRADE TAXES TREASURY USER CHARGES WAGES
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Washington, DC
Africa | Malawi
2013-08-29T13:15:50Z | 2013-08-29T13:15:50Z | 2001-09

This report argues that public expenditure outcomes in Malawi, can be improved in the next few years, provided 1) additional spending on priority items is balanced by expenditure cut-backs in low priority areas, so that public expenditures remain within fiscal parameters to restore macroeconomic stability; 2) incentives for improving the budget process are strengthened; 3) intra-sectoral allocations in key sectors, i.e., education, health, agriculture, and roads, focus on key public goods, and, measures to improve spending are enforced; and, 4) areas such as pensions, and parastatals are restructured, so as to reduce future fiscal burden. Balancing additional spending on priority areas within a macroeconomic framework, will require expenditure restructuring, by limiting non-essential spending, to reduce the country's overall deficit, achieve its macro targets, and attain the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) debt relief finance, which should allow additional spending on priority items. Recommendations suggest a shift in expenditures towards social sectors, HIV/AIDS control and prevention, roads management improvement, and, governance to strengthen the budgetary process. And, savings could be generated by reducing ad-hoc expenditures (e.g., maize price interventions), reducing State Officials allocations (e.g., residences, foreign travel, etc.), and, curbing fraud and corruption.

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