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Decentralisation and NGOs cessful that the government is studying it as a possible model for national educational reform (World Development Report, 1997) Other examples of private-public partnerships that can be analyzed in a similar framework are NGOs, which work at the grassroots level to im- plement laws designed to protect vulnerable groups or the environment. For e.g., an NGO in the Indian State of Gujarat called DISHA works with landless laborers providing legal assistance to them against abuse by their employers of labor laws (regarding right to switch employers, minimum wages etc.) Environmental NGOs in Brazil have worked with rubber tap- pers and tribal Indians in the Amazonian forests to force the government take measures to protect rainforests and in the Philippines, they have suc- ceeded in passing legislation to arrest reckless logging by big timber com- panies. Social Funds
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