Measuring effectiveness of public expenditures in Bangladesh: a survey based case study in the education sector

Author(s) : Hossain, Mohammad Imran

Imprint : 2014

Series : Proceedings of the Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences Conference 2014, The Journal of Developing Areas

Public expenditure in Bangladesh has a profound impact on economic development and people‟s living. However, for many impediments, such funds are not meeting their pre-designed goals. The reasons are many. To realize these impediments in the Bangladesh economy, in this study, a Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) has been conducted taking the primary education sub-sector as a test case. To understand the levels of accountability and transparency in expenditure, a Quantitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS) was performed along with the PETS study. Primary data was gathered with the help of the above surveys and the results showed that the level of accountability, transparency and effectiveness of public expenditures in the said sector is very low.


  • Diagnostic tools / surveys, Public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS), Quantitative service delivery surveys (QSDS), Finance, Allocation of funds, Budgets, Use of funds, Teachers
  • Asia and the Pacific