Research

Decentralization of Health and Education in Developing Countries: A Quality-Adjusted Review of the Empirical Literature

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.


Decentralization and Access to Social Services in Colombia

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.


Can Sub-National Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?

Faguet, JP. 2013. “Can Sub-National Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?” Publius: The Journal of Federalism; doi: 10.1093/publius/pjt020.


Decentralization and Governance – a special issue in preparation for World Development

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 […]


Awards the research used in Decentralization and Popular Democracy has received

PhD Graduates and Current Students

Alongside co-authors, my former and current PhD students are at the core of a research community striving to push out the boundaries of political economy on the fundamental causes of development and non-development, and pioneering Q2 methods for subnational analysis.

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