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Title: Media, monitoring, and capture of public funds: Evidence from Madagascar
Authors: Francken, Nathalie ×
Minten, B.
Swinnen, Jo #
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Series Title: World Development vol:37 issue:1 pages:242-255
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.
ISSN: 0305-750X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
× corresponding author
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