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Eliminating human poverty, macroeconomic and social policies for equitable growth, Santosh Mehrotra and Enrique Delamonica

This examination of how basic social services, particularly education, health and water, can be financed and delivered more effectively departs from the dominant macro-economic paradigm. Drawing on their own broad-ranging research at UNICEF and UNDP, the authors argue that fiscal, monetary, and other macro-economic policies for poverty reduction, human development and economic growth can be compatible with micro-level interventions to provide basic social services. Policymakers have more flexibility than is usually assumed to engage in macro-economic and growth-oriented policies that can also expand human capabilities and fulfill human rights. More than just more aid is needed. Strategic shifts in aid policy, decentralized governance, health and education and the private-public mix in service provision are a prerequisite to achieve the goals of human development and to eliminate human poverty within a generation
Table Of Contents
Integrating macroeconomic and social policies to trigger synergies -- Macroeconomic policies and institutions for pro-poor growth -- The (in)adequacy of public spending on basic social services -- The distribution of benefits of health and education spending -- Policies to enhance efficiency and improve delivery in the public provision of basic social services -- Governance reforms to address the systemic problems of state provision of basic services -- Promoting complementarity between public and private provision -- Taxation and mobilization of additional resources for public social services -- The consistency between aid and trade policies and the millennium goals
Literary Form
non fiction
"International Social Science Council."
Physical Description
1 online resource (449 p.)
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