Democracy and Education Spending in Africa

  title={Democracy and Education Spending in Africa},
  author={David Stasavage},
  • David Stasavage
  • Published 2005
While it is widely believed that electoral competition influences public spending decisions, there has been relatively little effort to examine how recent democratization in the developing world has resulted in changes in basic service provision. There have been even fewer attempts to investigate whether democracy matters for public spending in the poorest developing countries, where “weak institutions” may mean that the formal adoption of electoral competition has little effect on policy. In… CONTINUE READING
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