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Unformatted text preview: Duﬂo (2001) Human Capital government in carrying out this function – comparative advantage is believed to originate from three main sources
(i) NGOs may care more about redistribution to the poor than government
(indeed they are typically non-proﬁts set up in response to state failure to
reach poor or vulnerable groups) – value driven
(ii) NGOs often work closely with and know the community where the
social project is being carried out – information set on who is poor or vulnerable is thus typically good and this combined with their pro-poor preferences can improve targeting performance (iii) due to the preceding two reasons, NGOs are believed to have cost
advantages over government in terms of providing social protection – it
is partly in recognition of these operational advantages that NGOs have
been receiving increasing amounts of bilateral, multilateral and government assistance
Nascent area of research – need to construct models as to why NGOs may
have a comparative advantage over the state – then subject these ideas to
empirical testing – these idea may not turn out be true. Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 151 ...
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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.
- Spring '10
- Comparative Advantage