Journal examines non-state provision of public goods in Africa

Nongovernmental organizations, multinational corporations and faith-based groups have greatly extended their activities in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years, taking on the provision of public goods and services that in other settings might be the responsibility of the state. The current issue of the journal Africa Today, edited by Lauren MacLean of IU Bloomington and Danielle […]

SPEA hosts academic conference on public finance

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre America‚Äôs public finance system is struggling under the weight of bankrupted major cities, exorbitant health care spending and rising costs for programs like Social Security, experts say. The politics behind collecting revenue has changed, too. Local governments are now competing with each other to win over […]