Why is Access to Basic Services Not Inclusive? A Synthesis with a Special Focus on Developing Asia
ADB Sustainable Development Working Paper Series No. 6
28 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2009
Date Written: May 2009
This paper synthesizes factors that could contribute to the failure of basic service delivery to the poor. It also highlights successful projects and good practices from developing Asian countries which may help promote inclusiveness in providing basic social services in developing countries. While both demand and supply factors are discussed, special attention is given to non-economic factors including institutional deficiencies, the lack of information or awareness, and the multiplicity of basic services.
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