Bookcover of Rural Development in Peru and Russia
Booktitle:

Rural Development in Peru and Russia

The Role of Information and Communication Technology and Local Governments' Managerial Capacity

Scholars' Press (2013-06-30 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-51539-8

ISBN-10:
3639515390
EAN:
9783639515398
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
In Chapter 1, we study an intervention in which the Peruvian government provided public payphones to 6,509 rural villages that did not have communication services before. Findings suggest increases of 16 percent in prices received by farmers for their crops, a 23.7 percent reduction in agricultural costs, and reductions in child market and agricultural work of 13.7 and 9.2 percentage points respectively. In Chapter 2, we exploit a randomized intervention directed towards enhancing local governments’ efficiency in three regions of rural Russia (Adyghea, Penza and Perm) at the onset of a major decentralization reform. Our findings suggest that enhancing local managerial efficiency is a long-term process and that intensive interventions translate into higher satisfaction when local governments have relatively longer institutional experience and higher levels of accountability. In Chapter 3, we investigate the effects of cell phone coverage on several measures of economic development in rural Peru. Estimates suggest an increase of 7.5 percent in yearly household expenditures after coverage, and a 13.5 percent increase in the value of assets.
Publishing house:
Scholars' Press
Website:
http://www.scholars-press.com
By (author) :
Diether W. Beuermann
Number of pages:
148
Published on:
2013-06-30
Stock:
Available
Category:
Economics
Price:
67.90 €
Keywords:
Peru, Russia, Child labor, Information and communication technology, Public Services, Decentralization Reforms

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