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

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Guanghua Wan

Asian Development Bank Institute

Ruth H. Francisco

University of the Philippines, Diliman - School of Economics; Asian Development Bank

Date Written: May 2009

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Wan, Guanghua and Francisco, Ruth H., Why is Access to Basic Services Not Inclusive? A Synthesis with a Special Focus on Developing Asia (May 2009). ADB Sustainable Development Working Paper Series No. 6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1512991 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1512991

Guanghua Wan

Asian Development Bank Institute ( email )

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Ruth H. Francisco (Contact Author)

University of the Philippines, Diliman - School of Economics ( email )

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Asian Development Bank ( email )

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