Improving Public Services and Achieving Sustainable, Inclusive Development: Development Assistance and the Role of the Local Public Sector

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Improving Public Services and Achieving Sustainable, Inclusive Development: Development Assistance and the Role of the Local Public Sector

February 20, 2013

Abstract

Industrialized countries typically spend 50% or more of public sector resources to fund public services at the local level including public health services, access to drinking water, local infrastructure development, and so on. In contrast, developing economies typically dedicate a much smaller share of public resources to front-line service delivery within the local public sector. In countries like Bangladesh or Egypt, only about 20% of all public sector spending trickles down to the local level for service delivery. Dr. Jamie Boex, a Senior Research Associate, discusses the ramifications of this for international development and how The Urban Institute's Local Public Sector Initiative plays a role.

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