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Markets, Basic Services and Poor People

Published on 17 July 2010

There are conditions under which well-structured commercialisation of government services can be advantageous to poor people. the problem isn’t that they are absent, but that they are often badly regulated and their informal presence in the form of corruption distorts government activities. the poorest would be well served by governments supporting market infrastructure.

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David Leonard

Visiting Fellow

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IDS
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Leonard, D.
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IDS In Focus Policy Briefing, issue Special issue

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