ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics of Pro- poor Reform in the Health Sector

The focus of this article is the "chain of referral" from community health workers upwards, in one particular primary health centre in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The study considers how the local political dynamics - shaped by competition between parties and between authorities representing tribals, the state development administration and health officials - affects the primary health centresâ?? capacity to treat poor tribal patients.

Status of Decentralised Local Bodies

In its Vision 2020 document, the Andhra Pradesh government had emphasised its commitment to strengthening local bodies by promising to devolve more responsibilities to local bodies. This paper looks at the current status of the decentralisation experience across local government institutions. The government has, at the same time, also experimented with parallel community-based organisations in its attempt to bring direct democracy to the people. This often leads to work at cross-purposes, progress of administrative and financial devolution has been tardy.
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