Organization Matters: Agency Problems in Health and Education in Latin America

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William D. Savedoff
Inter-American Development Bank, 1998 - Social Science - 285 pages
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Organization Matters shows how improving the institutions that provide those services can make a significant difference in health conditions and student learning. A general framework is developed applying the lessons of institutional economics to the particularities of social services, followed by case studies that assess the impact of organization on education in Brazil, Venezuela and Chile, and on health in Uruguay, Chile and the Dominican Republic.

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Differences in Schools and Student Performance
39
The Impact of Three Institutional Innovations
75
Federal State and Nonprofit Schools in Venezuela
131
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About the author (1998)

William D. Savedoff has been working for more than 20 years on economic and social development issues. His work is focused on finding ways to improve the quality of social services in developing countries, with particular attention to incentives, institutions, and political-economy.

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