Unformatted text preview: Private sector provides technical expertise, materials, labour and organi-sation skills to implement the projects. Through competitive bidding be-tween private Frms to provide these inputs, project costs are kept down. Experience with social funds in Bolivia helps to illustrate their usefullness in containing the crisis and in promoting longer term social protection ob-jectives. Phase I : the Emergency Social ±und was set up in 1986 and concentrated on employment programmes as a means of dealing with the extreme social consequences of structural adjustment. Phase II (1991-1993), as the crisis abated, the Emergency Social ±und was transformed into a Social Investment ±und where the focus was on ex-tending the quality and coverage of basic health and education services as a means of alleviating poverty More recently the fund has expanded its range of development projects. Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 250...
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