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Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 354-359

Social Services and the Poor in Less Developed Countries (LDCs): Making Services Work for the Poor

Habiba A. Ibrahim

Washington University in St. Louis


Delivery of public social services is a complex and difficult task but also a critical step towards reducing global poverty. Equitable access of social services is key towards future development of the least developed countries. Researchers have explored what methods of delivery has worked in different regions of the world. Multiple players including government, non-governmental organizations, community-based and agencies have been identified as key delivery agents of this services. This article conducts a critical review of the empirical evidence and gives a conclusion on future direction.

Key words: global poverty, developing countries, social services, governments, NGOs, development.

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