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Can Civil Society Overcome Government Failure in Africa?

Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Michael Walton.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 10833 words.

Government failures are widespread in Africa. Symptoms include absentee teachers, leakage of public funds, monopolized trucking, and employment-restricting regulations. Can civil society do...

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Impact of Counter-Urbanization on Size, Population Mix, and Welfare of an Agricultural Region

Eli Feinerman, Israel Finkelshtain, Anat Tchetchik and Mordehai Delgo.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 8737 words.

The article explains the phenomenon of counter-urbanization, which has become prominent in most developed countries. We develop a model that provides an economic rationalization for the...

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