The financing and provisioning of education and health services in developing countries: review article
Economics of Education Review Volume 17, Number 3 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Because government expenditures are coming under increased pressure to provide efficient, cost-effective outcomes, the market is increasingly being seen as the mechanism which can most efficiently allocate goods and services, even in the realm of public goods, such as education and health services.This paper examines five of the most salient aspects of education and health care: (1) cost recovery, (2) public versus private alternatives, (3) spreading the burden, (4) improving efficiency, and (5) fiscal reforms. These factors form the conceptual framework within which the privatization of education and health care in developing countries is examined. After analyzing the experience of several countries, the recurring conclusion is that a marriage of market- and public-based initiatives provides the most effective allocations of education and health care services.
Heath, J.A. The financing and provisioning of education and health services in developing countries: review article. Economics of Education Review, 17(3), 359-362. Elsevier Ltd.