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DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION AND HEALTH OUTCOMES IN NIGERIA

Akhigbemidu, Sarah Adesuwa and Gershon, Obindah and Onoja, Blessing I. and Makwal, Isaac (2017) DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION AND HEALTH OUTCOMES IN NIGERIA. In: Presentation at 4th Covenant University Conference on E-Governance in Nigeria, 7–9 June 2017, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria..

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Abstract

Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) has remained a key instrument for improving fiscal revenue. It’s the long haul way to sustainable development finance. While DRM has been instrumental in driving most economies in achieving their sustainable development goals yet the effect and sectorial results have been different over nations. This study examines the effects of domestic resource mobilisation on health outcomes in Nigeria. The study adopts the unrestricted co-integration rank test and vector error correction model. The variables included in the model are: Tax revenue, Agricultural productivity, Gross Capital Formation, Female Literacy Rate and Carbon dioxide emission as the independent variable and under-five mortality rate as the dependent variable. Using the time series data covering from 1981-2015, the results revealed a positive relationship between tax revenue and under-five mortality, a statistically significant relationship between agricultural productivity and under-five mortality rate, Gross capital formation was statistically significant. Based on the findings, it is imperative that policy direction be made to enhance tax administration and huge investment in value chain agricultural activities as well as enhancing infrastructural capacity to reduce cost of distribution and also waste of agricultural products. lastly These outcomes have in some fronts significant impact for accomplishing the objectives envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural Productivity, Human Capital, Tax Revenue, Under-5 Mortality.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 13:10
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10099

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