Developing Country Perspectives on Public Service Delivery

Developing Country Perspectives on Public Service Delivery

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The book examines the status of public service in developing countries, in the sectors of health, infrastructure, labour and marginalized populations, rural economy and public administration. The last decade has witnessed significant government focus on service delivery in developing nations like South Africa, Philippines, India and Malaysia. At the forefront of this movement has been the public sector reforms significantly driven by two broad factors: public sector inefficiencies and liberal economic ideology. This move towards efficient public service delivery in developing nations (versus developed nations) has required a significant shift in institutional thinking and institutional capacity for the governments. It is therefore no surprise that while economic liberalization has been relatively easy to implement, governance reforms towards public service delivery has been significantly more challenging. In this background, the chapters of the book, with sector themes, examine the three basic foundations of public policya€”courses of action, regulatory measures and issues, and funding structures and prioritiesa€”in public service delivery. The book is a multi country, multi sector, perspective since it includes studies from Russian Federation, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Fiji, South Africa, Columbia, Philippines, Macedonia and India. This perspective lends itself to the investigation for a comprehensive overall development model.... Kamrup, Guwahati; *Estimated using the total motor vehicle registrations in 2004 and the average growth rate) Table 7.7 Ex-showroom price of vehicles City Honda Activa ... Compared to countries around the world, the cost of vehicle ownership in India relative to the income levels is much higher than the developed countries, which is one of the major factors responsible for the low vehicle ownership.

Title:Developing Country Perspectives on Public Service Delivery
Author:Anjula Gurtoo, Colin Williams
Publisher:Springer - 2015-05-26


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