Faguet, JP and A Channa. “Decentralization of Health and Education in Developing Countries: A Quality-Adjusted Review of the Empirical Literature.” LSE/STICERD Working Paper No. EOPP 38.
Faguet, JP and F Sánchez. 2013. “Decentralization and Access to Social Services in Colombia.” Public Choice. Winner of the Corporación Andina de Fomento International Research Paper Prize. DOI 10.1007/s11127-013-0077-7.
Faguet, JP. 2013. “Can Sub-National Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?” Publius: The Journal of Federalism; doi: 10.1093/publius/pjt020.
The most important theoretical argument concerning decentralization is that it can make government more accountable and responsive to the governed. Improving governance is also a central justification of real-world reformers. But the literature has mostly focused on policy-relevant outcomes, such as education and health services, public investment, and fiscal deficits. The papers in this collection […]
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