What ails local service delivery of public goods and services?

What ails local service delivery of public goods and services?

Before reforms aimed at improving local service delivery (LSD) of public goods and services can be instituted, it is important to take into particular account the various problems underpinning the provision of these public goods and services and to understand the Philippine decentralisation framework in general. 

This policy note zeroes in on a realistic account and snapshot of the problems underlying LSD in the Philippines as well as their prospective solutions. The account is based on key findings of a joint study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies and the United Nations Children’s Fund (PIDS-UNICEF) titled, Improving Local Service Delivery of the MDGs in Asia: the Case of the Philippines. The problems outlined are examined on the basis of the three components of the triangulation framework for LSD that was developed in the study, namely, (a) policy, (b) institutions, and (c) finance.

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