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Participation of Non-Government/Private Sectors in the Delivery of Social Services-Reconciling with Economics

Sajjad Zohir

What was once considered as a social sector under the government administered sector, increasingly got transferred to non-government and private sectors. Experiences are summarized to reflect on the way economists define economic goods. The idea of network/club good (termed here as hybrid) character of the social services is allured to and it is argued that the organizational networks help in reducing cost of delivering those services. What had once been the exclusive monopoly of the government, is now accessible to NGO/private sector as well.

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