Providing public goods : local responses to policy incoherence and state failure in Niger

Abstract: In Niger, as in most African countries, the implementation of public policies poses enormous challenges. Local initiatives to plug the gaps are usually informal. Engaging with local informal initiatives and helping them to become institutionalized would be a better strategy than ignoring them.

Author(s): Olivier De Sardan, Jean-Pierre

Source(s): , Policy brief / Africa power and politics; 04 4 p., ill Policy brief / Africa power and politics 04

Published: 2012 Overseas development institute (ODI). Africa power and politics programme (APPP), London (English



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