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Promoting Public-Private Partnership in Health Services

The concept of public-private partnership (PPP) in health services has been increasingly adopted as an alternative option by state governments. This essay explores one such model, the Rogi Kalyan Samiti, in MP's Badnagar tehsil.

Prospects of Regional Agribusiness

Food For Thought! The Experience of the SAARC Region by Sanjeev Chopra; Wisdom House, Panchkula, 2002; pp 131, price not mentioned

Mexico : Long March to Multiparty Democracy

The presidential election of December 2000 represented a turning point bringing to an end seven decades of rule by the PRI and two decades of intermittent economic crises. While president Vicente Fox has continued the reforms of the political and economic system begun by his predecessors, he has been hampered by the downturn in the economy and the fact that old habits of a profligate system based on pelf and privilege are hard to change.


The panchayat elections, held after 20 years and a long court battle, may not immediately make a difference to the quality or nature of governance in the rural areas of the state. But in the interim there has been a change in the way people perceive developmental issues and most importantly, for the first time, people will be able to directly confront those who hold power. This will pave the way for effective people-friendly governance.

Elections in Latin America-Near Collapse of Party Rule

Near Collapse of Party Rule Girish Kumar Since late 1980s, voters in Latin American countries have opted for responsive and active presidents who would provide instant solutions to their pressing problems, notwithstanding the methods they adopt for the purpose.

Postponement of Tamil Nadu Panchayat Election-Centre s Role

The Tamil Nadu Panchayat Act, 1994, instead of encouraging people's participation through local representative bodies, provides enough grounds for bureaucratic intervention and state control.

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