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Matching reforms to institutional realities : a framework for assessing social service delivery reform strategies in developing countries

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  • Fiszbein, Ariel
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiko
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    The paper is based on the premise that effective institutional reforms for service delivery require a carefully-considered institutional"fitting"process as opposed to transplantation of"international best practices."The paper asks how the specific institutional contexts of a given country limit options for service delivery reforms, and therefore how a feasible set of reform options may vary systematically across countries.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 6136.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jul 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:6136

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    Keywords: Public Sector Corruption&Anticorruption Measures; Parliamentary Government; Subnational Economic Development; Banks&Banking Reform; E-Government;

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    1. Keefer, Philip & Khemani, Stuti, 2003. "Democracy, public expenditures, and the poor," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3164, The World Bank.
    2. Khemani, Stuti, 2010. "Political economy of infrastructure spending in India," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5423, The World Bank.
    3. Faguet, Jean-Paul, 2004. "Does decentralization increase government responsiveness to local needs?: Evidence from Bolivia," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(3-4), pages 867-893, March.
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