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Decentralization’s effects on education, health and agriculture outcomes, and on distribution: evidence from Ethiopia

Khan, Qaiser, Faguet, Jean-Paul ORCID: 0000-0002-7188-0098, Gaukler, Christopher and Mekasha, Wendmsyamregne (2014) Decentralization’s effects on education, health and agriculture outcomes, and on distribution: evidence from Ethiopia. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Decentralization is meant to improve public services, but relatively few studies examine this question empirically. We explore the effects of decentralization on education, health and agriculture outcomes in Ethiopia using an original database covering allof the country’s woredas(i.e. local governments), which will itself eventually be an important contribution of this paper. Ethiopia is an interesting case study for two big reasons: (i) It is the fastest growing country in Africa and one of the 5 fastest-growing in the world; and (ii) Since decentralizing the country has made significant progress towards its MDGs and in reducing poverty. We show that decentralization improvednet enrolments in education, access to basic services in healthsuch as antenatal care, contraception, vaccinationrates, and deliveries by skilled birth attendants, and contributed to greater agricultural productivity in cereals, vegetables, enset, coffee and fruits

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H41 - Public Goods
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H77 - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H75 - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 12:51
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2020 23:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101132

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