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    The impacts of decentralization on health behaviors in Uganda

    MEASURE Evaluation, 2003
    This paper from Measure studies the impacts of a public sector decentralisation programme on the demand for health care in Uganda in the 1990s. The authors examine how local allocation decisions impact upon individual-level health behaviours. Ultimately, the goal of the paper is to determine whether decentralisation can actually help to improve the health status of the population.
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    Back to basics: does decentralization improve health system performance? Evidence from Ceará in north-east Brazil

    Bulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2004
    This article, from the World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin, examines whether decentralisation has improved the health system performance in Ceará, in north east Brazil.
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    Survey tools for assessing performance in service delivery

    Public Sector Governance, World Bank, 2003
    This chapter examines the usefulness of two micro-economic level surveys, the Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) and Quantitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS) in assessing service delivery.
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    Why budgets matter: the new agenda of public expenditure management

    Overseas Development Institute, 2004
    This ODI briefing paper summarises the arguments for focusing on budgets and budget processes and highlights some of the main lessons from past CAPE (Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure) research. The shift from the "due process approaches" of conventional budgeting to wider public expenditure management incorporates a complex set of actors and institutions involved in the budget process.
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    Parliamentary functions and reforms and their application in promoting health equity in southern Africa

    EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2003
    This paper from Southern African Regional Network for Equity in Health (EQUINET) and the Global Equity Gauge Alliance (GEGA) aims to provide insight into the practical challenges faced by parliaments and parliamentarians in addressing the issues of equity in health. It goes on to describe the attempts that have been made to address those challenges in southern Africa.
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    Understanding the 'demand side' in service delivery: definitions, frameworks and tools from the health sector

    Department for International Development Health Systems Resource Centre, 2004
    This DFID Health Systems Resource Centre paper examines the different understandings of ‘demand side’ in literature, operational and policy perspectives and in international agencies. It maps out the different ways in which demand side issues have been defined in the health sector context of low and middle-income countries.
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    Dilemmas of post-conflict transition: lessons from the health sector

    Overseas Development Institute, 1995
    This paper, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), examines the experience of the health sector in situations of post-conflict transition in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
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    The influence of aid in situations of violent conflict

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    Over the past decade, the mandate of aid has been extended significantly. In 2000, the OECD initiated a research process on the way humanitarian and development aid can be used to promote dynamics of peace in recipient countries. This report synthesises and comments on the results of four case studies on Afghanistan, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka.
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    Aid responses to Afghanistan: lessons from previous evaluations

    OECD Development Centre, 2001
    The DAC Afghanistan meeting provided independent advice to policy makers and practitioners on the complex issues underpinning reconstruction and relief strategies.
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    Influence and accountability: citizen voices, responsiveness and accountability in service delivery

    One World Action, 2002
    To improve the delivery of basic services, a number of economic, social, technical and political issues need to be addressed. This seminar report focuses on two core political issues relevant to service delivery. How citizens can exercise their right to participate in meaningful ways in order to influence the delivery of basic services, such as water, sanitation, health care, education?