This report investigates the role of horizontal inequalities, including
gender, rural-urban and centre-periphery, as well as vertical
inequalities, including income, in the variation in perceptions of
public service quality and in the actual provision of public services in
Sudan. It first develops a model of the determinants of perceptions of
public service quality informed by theoretical and context specific
literature. This model, presented in Chapter 2, considers both
horizontal and vertical inequalities and other relevant determinants of
perceptions of public services, including additional socioeconomic and
demographic indicators and trust in public institutions. Chapter 3 then
investigates these determinants at the individual-level using DFID
Sudan's 2013 household survey data, and, where relevant, 2012 household
survey data, using regression analysis. Chapter 3 then addresses the
role of actual provision in determining perceptions by incorporating
provision data for each service into the regression models at the
state-level. Chapter 4 discusses the limitations of both the survey data
and the analysis, providing suggestions for further analysis. Finally,
in Chapter 5 the results of the analyses are used to provide DFID Sudan
with strategic and evidence-based policy recommendations that address
inequalities in both perceptions and actual provision of education,
health and WAS services.
The appendices are provided in a separate document.
Crowther, N.; Okamura, K.; Raja, C.; Rinnert, D.; Spencer, E. Inequalities in Public Services in the Sudan - Using a perceptions-informed view to drive policy in education, health and water provision. LSE Master of Public Administration (MPA) Capstone Report. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK (2014) 64 pp. (+ 67 pp. appendices) pp.