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© 2004

The Changing Role of Government

The Reform of Public Services in Developing Countries

Book

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

  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

About the authors

RICHARD BATLEY is Professor in the International Development Department of the School of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests are in governance, service delivery and urban policy in India, Latin America and Africa.

GEORGE LARBI is Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management and Governance in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham, UK. He works on new approaches to public management, service delivery and governance. He has experience in Africa, the UK and Kazakhstan. He is Assistant Editor of the journal Public Administration and Development.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Changing Role of Government
  • Book Subtitle The Reform of Public Services in Developing Countries
  • Authors R. Batley
    G. Larbi
  • Series Title Role of Government in Adjusting Economies
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230001053
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-73617-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-40857-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-00105-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
    International Relations
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