Local Government Accountability for Service Delivery in Nigeria

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ABSTRACT This paper is based upon survey work undertaken jointly with Monica Das Gupta and Varun Gauri (Das Gupta, Gauri, and Khemani, 2004). I thank Joshua Adeniyi, Monica Das Gupta, Varun Gauri, Oritseweyimi Ogbe, Oladimeji Oladepo, Muyiwa Sanda, Agnes Soucat, Adedoyin Soyibo, and the Nigeria country team at the World Bank for useful comments and suggestions during the course of this work. Matias Berthelon and Sina Kevin Nazemi provided excellent research assistance. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent. 1.

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