Decentralisation and its Implications for Reproductive Health: The Philippines Experience

@article{Lakshminarayanan2003DecentralisationAI,
  title={Decentralisation and its Implications for Reproductive Health: The Philippines Experience},
  author={Rama Lakshminarayanan},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={107 - 96}
}
Abstract Decentralisation is one of the most common health sector reforms initiated in developing countries in the 1980–90s. Although decentralisation is often politically driven, it can significantly improve health sector performance. However, the early phase of the Philippines experience indicates that decentralisation in and of itself does not always improve the efficiency, equity and effectiveness of the health sector. Instead, it can exacerbate inequities, weaken local commitment to… Expand
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