Meeting the Deadline

June 2013
Harvard International Review;Summer2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
The article discusses the challenges to development in Sub-Saharan Africa and to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Data on social service delivery in health and primary education sectors in Tanzania and Senegal as well as on education in Kenya revealed poor performance of pupils, teacher absenteeism, low effort among teachers, and resource leakage. Survey findings also indicated rampant staff absenteeism at medical facilities, low effort of clinicians, low health provider effort, under-skilled medical staff, and poor infrastructure exacerbating service delivery failures. It suggests clients to hold elected officials responsible for service delivery, and to hold service providers responsible for their performance.


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