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Unformatted text preview: Duﬂo (2001) Human Capital place both within health and education budgets as well within the overall
Fundamental rethinking of the role of the state – political economy – empirical veriﬁcation
Changing policy may not be a sufﬁcient response to the challenge of poverty
and vulnerability – organisational reform involving a change in the structure of institutions which deliver policy may also be required
Encouraging greater community participation through
(i) decentralisation of provision of social protection to lower levels of government, (ii) social fund mechanisms and (iii) greater involvement of nonstate actors such as NGOs and the forging of partnerships between NGOs
and government are all increasingly seen as important means of reaching
poor and vulnerable groups (i) Promote decentralisation of provision: Decentralisation of provision
represents one key mechanism by which ac- countability and hence commitment to these basic health and education can be improved
– Direct participation of the local community in the provision of these
services will help widen access, strengthen sustainability and encourage
learning about the beneﬁts of these services
– Arguments relating to the decentralisation of revenue are less strong as
this involves signiﬁcant losses in the scope for both redistribution and risk
– can strengthen health and education attainment when sufﬁcient revenue
is passed down and when decentralisation takes place in an environment
characterised by a high degrees of political participation, responsiveness
and accountability of local government and strong local institutional capacity Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 149 ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 307 taught by Professor Dublin during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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