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Improving Access and Quality of Public Services in Latin America : To Govern and To Serve

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Improving Access and Quality of Public Services in Latin America : To Govern and To Serve
Title
Improving Access and Quality of Public Services in Latin America
Title remainder
To Govern and To Serve
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents insights from several countries in Latin America and beyond on how to organize critical sectors, such as education, roads and water, to improve quality, access and affordability. The innovative, multi-disciplinary studies in this volume discuss the outcomes of decentralization, school autonomy, participatory budgeting at the local level and other accountability mechanisms. Rich quantitative analyses are complemented and enhanced by insights from interviews and quotes from those on the front lines: politicians, bureaucrats and service providers; as well as a variety of case-studies focusing on wider political economy questions, on the intricacies of political competition and governance reform, and on public spending efficiency in countries as varied as Colombia, Peru, Chile and Uruguay. As the authors demonstrate, Latin America has much to share with the rest of the world in terms of governance and public service delivery experiments and learnings
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Perry, Guillermo
Dewey number
320
Index
no index present
LC call number
JA1-92
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Angelescu Naqvi, Ramona
Series statement
Latin American Political Economy
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  • Political science
  • Economics
  • Political planning
  • Latin America
  • Social policy
  • Public administration
  • Development economics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Latin American Politics
Label
Improving Access and Quality of Public Services in Latin America : To Govern and To Serve
Instantiates
Publication
Note
5.1 The Link Between€Political Competition and€Local Tax Capacity
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Building a€Culture of€Accountability in€Service Delivery: Conclusions from€the€GDN Project on€Varieties of€Governance and€Service Delivery; 1 The GDN Project on€Varieties of€Governance in€Service Delivery; 2 Accountability, Quality and€Equity in€Service Delivery; 3 Accountability and€Performance Within€Different Institutional Settings; 3.1 Accountability in€Decentralized Systems: Closer Is Not Always Better; 3.1.1 The Key Importance of€Providers' Autonomy and€Incentives
  • 3.1.2 The Importance of€Local Taxation, Capabilities and€Political Competition3.2 Direct Citizens' Participation: Mimicry and€Rubber Stamping or Effective Accountability?; 3.3 Accountability, Choice and€Modes of€Delivery: The€Jury Is Still Out; 4 Summing Up: Three Major Conclusions for€Building Accountability in€Service Delivery; 4.1 Adequate Information Flows Can Be€More than€a€Necessary Condition for€Accountability; 4.1.1 Lack of€Adequate Information Impairs Accountability; 4.1.2 Information Often Promotes Accountability; 4.2 Self-financing Promotes Accountability
  • 4.2.1 Direct Payment for€Services Enhances Accountability and€Performance4.2.2 Payment for€Services Through€Local Taxes also Enhances Accountability and€Performance; 4.3 Political History and€Culture Have Lasting Effects on€Accountability, but€They Can Eventually Be€Overcome Through€Persistent Institutional and€Incentive Reforms; 5 Ideas for€Future Research; References; Chapter 2: Markets and€Hierarchies in€Public Services: Incentives, Institutions, and€Politics; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Issues: Markets, Hierarchies, and€Quasi-Markets; 3 Complementary Issues in€Quasi-Market Design
  • 3.1 Information3.2 Flexibility and€Managerial Autonomy; 3.3 Entry and€Exit; 4 Mitigating Negative Consequences; 4.1 Incentives and€Motivations; 4.2 Equity; 4.3 Auditing, Policing, and€Enforcing; 5 Politics and€Quasi-Markets; 6 Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Decentralization, Fiscal Effort, and€Social Progress in€Colombia at the€Municipal Level, 1994-2009: Why Does National Politics Matter?; 1 Introduction; 2 A Short Account of€Colombia's Decentralization Reforms; 2.1 Decentralization Impact on€Education: Better Coverage, Deficient Quality
  • 2.2 Decentralization Impact: Mixed Results on€the€Provision of€Water Services3 Conceptual Framework: The€Necessary Link between€Political Competition, Local State Capacity, and€Policy Outcomes; 4 Methodology; 4.1 Link between€Political Competition and€Local State Capacity: How Often Do Mayors Update Their Municipality's Local Cadastre?; 4.2 The Effect of€Local State Capacity on€the€Efficiency of€Service Provision Systems in€Education and€Water; 4.2.1 The Model for€Enrollment Rates and€Quality of€Education; 4.2.2 The Model for€Coverage and€Quality of€Water; 5 Results
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137593443
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn967108601
Label
Improving Access and Quality of Public Services in Latin America : To Govern and To Serve
Publication
Note
5.1 The Link Between€Political Competition and€Local Tax Capacity
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Building a€Culture of€Accountability in€Service Delivery: Conclusions from€the€GDN Project on€Varieties of€Governance and€Service Delivery; 1 The GDN Project on€Varieties of€Governance in€Service Delivery; 2 Accountability, Quality and€Equity in€Service Delivery; 3 Accountability and€Performance Within€Different Institutional Settings; 3.1 Accountability in€Decentralized Systems: Closer Is Not Always Better; 3.1.1 The Key Importance of€Providers' Autonomy and€Incentives
  • 3.1.2 The Importance of€Local Taxation, Capabilities and€Political Competition3.2 Direct Citizens' Participation: Mimicry and€Rubber Stamping or Effective Accountability?; 3.3 Accountability, Choice and€Modes of€Delivery: The€Jury Is Still Out; 4 Summing Up: Three Major Conclusions for€Building Accountability in€Service Delivery; 4.1 Adequate Information Flows Can Be€More than€a€Necessary Condition for€Accountability; 4.1.1 Lack of€Adequate Information Impairs Accountability; 4.1.2 Information Often Promotes Accountability; 4.2 Self-financing Promotes Accountability
  • 4.2.1 Direct Payment for€Services Enhances Accountability and€Performance4.2.2 Payment for€Services Through€Local Taxes also Enhances Accountability and€Performance; 4.3 Political History and€Culture Have Lasting Effects on€Accountability, but€They Can Eventually Be€Overcome Through€Persistent Institutional and€Incentive Reforms; 5 Ideas for€Future Research; References; Chapter 2: Markets and€Hierarchies in€Public Services: Incentives, Institutions, and€Politics; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Issues: Markets, Hierarchies, and€Quasi-Markets; 3 Complementary Issues in€Quasi-Market Design
  • 3.1 Information3.2 Flexibility and€Managerial Autonomy; 3.3 Entry and€Exit; 4 Mitigating Negative Consequences; 4.1 Incentives and€Motivations; 4.2 Equity; 4.3 Auditing, Policing, and€Enforcing; 5 Politics and€Quasi-Markets; 6 Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Decentralization, Fiscal Effort, and€Social Progress in€Colombia at the€Municipal Level, 1994-2009: Why Does National Politics Matter?; 1 Introduction; 2 A Short Account of€Colombia's Decentralization Reforms; 2.1 Decentralization Impact on€Education: Better Coverage, Deficient Quality
  • 2.2 Decentralization Impact: Mixed Results on€the€Provision of€Water Services3 Conceptual Framework: The€Necessary Link between€Political Competition, Local State Capacity, and€Policy Outcomes; 4 Methodology; 4.1 Link between€Political Competition and€Local State Capacity: How Often Do Mayors Update Their Municipality's Local Cadastre?; 4.2 The Effect of€Local State Capacity on€the€Efficiency of€Service Provision Systems in€Education and€Water; 4.2.1 The Model for€Enrollment Rates and€Quality of€Education; 4.2.2 The Model for€Coverage and€Quality of€Water; 5 Results
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137593443
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn967108601

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