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Public participation has been found to increase voluntary cash contributions for the construction of schools in Ugandan sub-counties. Photo by: Wayne Hutchinson/Farm Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Does bottom-up monitoring improve public services? What we found in Uganda

Public participation increased the quality and quantity of some public services, though not in all sectors, and some services were affected more than others.
While state investment decreases on average with distance from the CBD, Melbourne’s neediest suburbs aren’t forgotten. ymgerman from www.shutterstock.com

Melbourne shows up Sydney in funding the most disadvantaged suburbs

The neediest suburbs get a much poorer deal in Sydney than in Melbourne. A new study provides a suburb-by-suburb breakdown of state investment, including what facilities and services have been funded.

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