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The Changing Role of Government

The Reform of Public Services in Developing Countries

  • Richard Batley
  • George Larbi

Part of the Role of Government in Adjusting Economies book series (RGAE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 1-30
  3. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 31-53
  4. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 54-80
  5. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 81-105
  6. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 106-124
  7. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 125-143
  8. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 144-179
  9. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 180-218
  10. Richard Batley, George Larbi
    Pages 219-237
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 238-260

About this book

Introduction

Batley and Larbi examine how governments of developing countries are organized to deliver public services. The book is based on comparative international studies of four service sectors: Health care, urban water, business promotion and agricultural marketing. Governments everywhere are being driven to adopt an 'indirect' approach - managing, contracting and regulating public agencies or private partners, rather than providing services directly. It questions how governments are responding and whether this approach is appropriate to the capacities of developing countries.

Keywords

agriculture business care Developing Countries health health care management marketing regulation service

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Batley
    • 1
  • George Larbi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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