Publication
Title
Media, monitoring, and capture of public funds : evidence from Madagascar
Author
Abstract
This paper investigates the role of media and monitoring in reducing capture. We analyze data on capture of public expenditures by local officials in Madagascar. Our findings indicate important constraints on decentralization of public service delivery, in particular in remote areas. Capture could be successfully constrained through a combination of media programs and monitoring. Intensive monitoring and access to media reduce capture. However, the impact of media is conditional on characteristics of the population. With high illiteracy in poor regions, the effectiveness of newspaper and poster campaigns is limited, and radio and television programs are more important to reduce capture.
Language
English
Source (journal)
World development. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2009
ISSN
0305-750X
Volume/pages
37:1(2009), p. 242-255
ISI
000262273400019
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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External links
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Last edited 17.08.2017