The Economics of Faith-Based Service Delivery

Education and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Authors
  • Quentin Wodon

Part of the Perspectives from Social Economics book series (PSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Quentin Wodon
    Pages 1-5
  3. Quentin Wodon
    Pages 35-61
  4. Quentin Wodon
    Pages 63-88
  5. Quentin Wodon
    Pages 89-114
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    Pages 115-147
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    Pages 149-190
  8. Quentin Wodon
    Pages 191-226
  9. Quentin Wodon
    Pages 227-232
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-272

About this book


The Economics of Faith-Based Service Delivery provides the first ever comprehensive empirical assessment of the role that faith-inspired institutions (FIIs) play in the supply of health care and education services in sub-Saharan Africa. Wodon focuses on estimating the market share, reach to the poor, and cost for households that rely on FIIs as opposed to public and private secular providers of education and health care services. He also analyzes the causes of user reliance on FIIs, the comparative performance of FIIs, and the level of satisfaction among those that use their services. The Economics of Faith-Based Service Delivery is an innovate combination of previously untapped nationally representative household surveys, qualitative fieldwork, and insights from the fields of religious studies and social economics.


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