Value for money and public spending

February 2012
OECD Economic Surveys: Norway;Feb2012, p43
Country Report
The article examines the importance of efficiency and value for money in public spending in Norway. An overview of its public spending is provided with emphasis on areas where it can be more cost-effective, like school education, health spending, and sickness and disability benefit schemes. The benefits and undesirable side effects of the suggested move towards multi-annual budgeting are discussed along with its characteristics that must be considered in assessing efficiency in public spending.


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