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Managing Health Outcomes through Local Governance

Has the devolution of responsibilities and finances to local governments in India produced positive impacts on health status and incomes of men and women?

Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kailash Chander Pradhan
May 2012
Access to Water, Time Allocation and Income in Rural India

In this paper we show that investments to improve the supply and management of water reduce the time spent in fetching water by both men and women, which in turn will lead to a reallocation of the time saved to productive activities, and result in increased incomes.

Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, Sharmistha Nag, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kailash Chander Pradhan, Sudhir Kumar Singh
May 2012
Fiscal Decentralization and Local Tax Effort

This paper models the perverse impact of increased devolution of funds from higher to lower level governments (village councils or Panchayats) on tax revenues collected by the latter.

Raghbendra Jha, Woojin Kang, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kailash Chander Pradhan
May 2012
The Impacts of Public Spending, Private Spending and School Governance on Schooling Outcomes in Rural India

This paper studies the idea (hypothesis) that increasing government spending on education should improve the quality of the education and access and thus bridge the gap between the private schools and public schools’ performance leading to indifferent choice between the school types and similar...

Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, Hari K. Nagarajan, Sudhir Kumar Singh
Dec 2012
ALIGNING WITH ONE'S OWN: Private Voting and Public Outcomes in Rural Elections: Some Evidence from India

Identity based voting is a second best solution adopted by households to minimize the negative effects of one’s own identity and (or) identity based coalitions.

Raghbendra Jha, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kailash Chander Pradhan
Dec 2012
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