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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 12 Decentralisation and NGOs Readings Tables and figures in this lecture are taken from: Besley, T. and Maitreesh Ghatak, Public Goods and Economic Development. mimeo, Department of Economics, LSE. Class based on Besley, T., Pande, R. and Rao, V. (2005), Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India. mimeo, Department of Economics, LSE Introduction 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 public goods to lower levels of government (ii) greater involvement of non-state actors such as NGOs and the forging of partnerships between NGOs – increasingly, there is a realisation that all are important means of reaching poor and vulnerable groups. 229 ...
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