ISSN: IJSB: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print) JSR : 2708-7085 (online)

The Impact of Government Fiscal Expenditure on Sierra Leone’s Economic Growth

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Foday Sulaiman Bangura

Abstract

This study examines the impact of government fiscal expenditures on Sierra Leone’s economic growth. Based on the study, the researcher disaggregated government fiscal expenditures into three major groups: capital, education, and consumption. In this study, the researcher used a casual-comparative research design to evaluate the independent and dependent variables. The current study uses time series data from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database covering the period from 2008 to 2022. We employed Ordinary Least Square and Prais Winsten AR (1) regression models. Based on the analysis, government expenditure on capital projects, education, and consumption had a positive and significant effect on Sierra Leone’s economic growth. Conclusively, the findings of this research have furnished additional empirical data regarding government fiscal expenditures on crucial economic domains like capital (fixed), education and consumption (current). It has also unambiguously identified the most efficacious sectors to which the government should allocate greater emphasis in order to enhance the country’s economic growth. The researcher recommends the government of Sierra Leone to continue augmenting its financial support for capital projects, practice judicious consumer expenditures and invest in education that fosters innovation. To maximize the effects of government fiscal expenditures across multiple economic sectors, it is critical to ensure efficient and effective allocation of funds. Getting the desired results requires focused spending, transparent budget processes, and monitoring methods.

Key words: Government Fiscal Expenditure, Economic Growth, Gross Domestic Product, Gross Capita Formation, Capital Expenditure, Current Expenditure, Prais Winsten and OLS.

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Title: The Impact of Government Fiscal Expenditure on Sierra Leone’s Economic Growth
Author:

Foday Sulaiman Bangura

Journal Name: Journal of Scientific Reports
Website: https://ijsab.com/jsr
Publisher IJSAB-International
DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/JSR.1040
Media: Online
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Acceptance Date: 09/07/2024
Date of Publication: 11/07/2024
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/1040.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 1-14
First Page: 1
Last Page: 14
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Bangura, F. S. (2024). The Impact of Government Fiscal Expenditure on Sierra Leone’s Economic Growth, Journal of Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1-14. Retrieved from https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/1040.pdf

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Foday Sulaiman Bangura, School of Government, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/JSR.1040

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