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Decentralisation and NGOs is not correct. Formal institutions of democracy are no guarantee of effective govern- ment. Data Data collected by authors in collaboration with world bank and commer- cial survey organization. They combine household survey with informa- tion from village meetings. 259 villages surveyed, 5180 non-politician and 265 politician households from neighbouring districts across adjacent states. NGOs NGOs: wide open area of research with very little serious done so far despite the empirical importance of issue. The theory we will be looking at today linked to that discussed under de- centralisation, i.e., can we attain a bigger impact on poverty per dollar of expenditure by providing the service through an non-governmental orga- nization (NGOs) as opposed to via the state State versus NGO: comparative advantage (recall that central versus local government story) Difference between NGO and local government: NGO may be more “value
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Unformatted text preview: driven”, i.e., care more about redistribution towards the poor. (Besley and Ghatak paper) In recent years, we have witnessed a transformation in the delivery of international development assistance and an increasing displacement of state activity by NGOs. These institutions play an increasingly key role in the funding, design and implementation of development projects. Typ-ically private, non-pro±t organizations working at the local level, con-cerned with both short-term relief and long-term development work. NGOs are extremely diverse in their nature and origin and the term has been come a catch-all for many different activities. Involved in areas as diverse as provision of credit to the rural poor, education and literacy, health, drinking water, sanitation, agricultural extension, environmental Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 241...
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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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