Decentralization for Satisfying Basic Needs: An Economic Guide for Policymakers

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IAP, 2005 - Business & Economics - 143 pages
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"Decentralization as a Means of Satisfying Basic Needs: An Economic Guide for Policymakers" by J. Michael McGuire The challenge addressed in this book is designing the degree of decentralization that is most effective in satisfying the basic needs of the poor. Case studies of decentralization at work in the real world are presented and analyzed. The aim of this book is to help the reader who wishes to use decentralization to help implement a basic needs approach to development. The aim of this book is to help readers use the decentralization of government functions to implement a basic needs approach to development. The aim is not to "give the answer," but rather to provide insight into decentralization as a process and to help practitioners develop skills in designing their own decentralization programs.
 

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Contents

Poverty and Inequality in Latin America
3
Inclusive Development through Satisfying Basic Needs
17
Model of Decentralization
25
Effective Service Delivery
27
Decentralization for Satisfying Basic Needs
41
Case Studies
53
TransferLed Decentralization in Mexico
55
OPORTUNIDADES for Education Health and Nutrition
71
Community Government in Tlaxcala
85
Decentralizing the Foreign Aid of the United States
103
Conclusion
123
References
129
Index
135
About the Author
143
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James Michael McGuire is Professor of Economics at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas.

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