Publisher: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Release Date: Jan 31, 2014
Pages: 302 pages
Dimensions: 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.5 inches
What are the ways to ensure that scholarships, conditional cash transfers and free school meals actually reach their intended beneficiaries? This book assumes that different models of design, targeting, and management of pro-poor incentives can prove more or less successful in maximizing efficiency, transparency, and accountability, and in minimizing the likelihood of errors, fraud and corrupt practices. The authors argue that deliberate actions taken to confront related corruption risks, such as simplified targeting, legal definition of responsibilities, local transparency committees, school display boards, appeals mechanisms, informal whistleblowing and social audits, among others, are of greater importance than the adopted incentive model. They conclude by highlighting the value of mutual accountability systems , where all actors are mutually accountable and subject to checks and balances.
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO), Paperback, ISBN 10: 9280313711, ISBN 13: 9789280313710