|Of the people, by the people, for the people?|
Ok, all of that is actually the prelude to 2 questions I won't answer but am curious to hear others' thoughts on:
- Could/should we directly distribute most aid to the poor and let local NGOs, companies, and international players compete for the poor's business?
- Given health's information asymmetries, where might this work and where might it not? When the poor are not fully informed, is it more efficient to administer funds centrally or simply spend to market and educate the poor on good practices (e.g., using malaria nets for kids, etc.)?