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Why is Access to Basic Services Not Inclusive? A Synthesis with a Special Focus on Developing Asia


  • Wan, Guanghua
  • Francisco, Ruth


This paper synthesizes factors that could contribute to the failure of basic service delivery to the poor. It also highlights successful projects and good practices from developing Asian countries which may help promote inclusiveness in providing basic social services in developing countries. While both demand and supply factors are discussed, special attention is given to noneconomic factors including institutional deficiencies, the lack of information or awareness, and the multiplicity of basic services.

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  • Wan, Guanghua & Francisco, Ruth, 2009. "Why is Access to Basic Services Not Inclusive? A Synthesis with a Special Focus on Developing Asia," MPRA Paper 18861, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18861

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    service delivery; social services; poor;

    JEL classification:

    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • H0 - Public Economics - - General
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General

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