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Service Delivery versus Moonlighting: Applying Empirics from Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda

Hausken, K. and Ncube, M. (2016) Service Delivery versus Moonlighting: Applying Empirics from Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. unspecified. (Unpublished)

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Civil servants such as teachers and doctors allocate their resources into service delivery which benefit society, and moonlighting for alternative means of income. An actor balances service delivery against moonlighting when the moonlighting production function is concave. Then moonlighting decreases if the actor’s salary of service delivery increases, or his unit cost of service delivery or the value of moonlighting decreases. As the production efficiency of moonlighting increases above zero, moonlighting initially increases, continues to increase if the efficiency is high, and eventually decreases if the value of service delivery is high. Conversely, with linear or convex moonlighting production, the actor chooses either service delivery or moonlighting. Survey data from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Senegal is used to show the significance of poor service delivery within education and healthcare services. The policy implications for the paper are that incentive alignment could be achieved through quality monitoring and appropriate and timely compensation

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Service delivery, Moonlighting, Public good, Production, Resource allocate
Subjects: Policies, Strategies, Plans, Guidelines
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 09:49

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