Decentralization for Satisfying Basic Needs: An Economic Guide for Policymakers

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Information Age Pub., 2005 - Business & Economics - 143 pages
"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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James Michael McGuire is Professor of Economics at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas.

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