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Chapter 9. The Digital Revolution and Targeting Public Expenditure for Poverty Reduction

Chapter 9. The Digital Revolution and Targeting Public Expenditure for Poverty Reduction »

Source: Digital Revolutions in Public Finance

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315224

Keywords: Information technology, Public finance, digitization, digital age, tax administration, social programs

Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi famously commented that only 15 percent of every rupee spent on the public food distribution system reached the poor. Indeed, the widespread view is that anti-povert...