Development Centre Studies

OECD Development Centre

1990-0295 (online)
1563-4302 (print)
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This series of monographs from the OECD Development Centre covers development issues generally and in some cases issues in specific countries. It  includes Angus Maddison’s books containing long-term historical estimates of GDP for various areas of the world.

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Education and Health Expenditure and Poverty Reduction in East Africa

Education and Health Expenditure and Poverty Reduction in East Africa

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Christian Morrisson
26 Sep 2002
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9789264177499 (PDF) ; 9789264198982 (print)

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This book demonstrates that in the case of very poor countries, policies aimed at universal provision of education and health services benefit the poor significantly more than more expensive targeted schemes. The book draws attention to the absolute need for coherence and co-ordination so that schools are not built without teachers and dispensaries without drugs. Moreover, national macroeconomic policies have to be realistic if the health and education sectors are not to be deprived of resources. Finally, the quality of governance is shown to have a direct effect on the efficiency of social spending.
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Table of Contents

Preface by Jorge Braga de Macedo
Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Poverty, Education, and Health: The Case of Madagascar by Denis Cogneau, Jean-Christophe Dumont, Peter Glick, Mireille Razafindrakoto, Jean Razafindravonona, Iarivony Randretsa and Francois Roubaud
-Comments by Jean-Claude Berthelemy
Chapter 2. Incidence of Public Sending in the Health and Education Sectors in Tanzania by Sylvie Lambert andDavid Sahn
-Comments by Hans-Rimbert Hemmer
Chapter 3. Results and Recommendations by Christian Morrisson