Decentralisation and corruption: Evidence from drinking water sector

Anand N. Asthana

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This article presents empirical findings regarding the relationship between decentralisation of provision of water supply and corruption in provision of services. The current policy advice from the international agencies of aiming for decentralisation as an end in itself is questioned. The conventional wisdom that decentralisation brings management closer to the service recipients and is therefore likely to reduce corruption is also disputed. Drawing on a large database from two large Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the interaction between various actors is analysed. We find that the level of corruption in water supply agencies run by local governments is higher than that in the agencies run by the regional government. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)181-189
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónPublic Administration and Development
EstadoPublicada - 1 ago. 2008

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