COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LOCAL BODY AND NON-LOCAL BODY GOVERNMENT REGIMES IN PROVISION OF PUBLIC SERVICES IN TERMS OF HEALTH & EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM PAKISTAN
It is important to find out the impacts of local body reforms on health and education sector to have a comparison between those eras when local government system have been implemented and not implementation of this system. The paramount concern of the study is to identify whether public services provision in terms of education and health are improved during the era of local body government than that of non-local body government regime in Punjab, Pakistan The main concern of this study is to identify the differences between two regimes of government local body government and non-local body government duration in provision of public services in terms of health and education. Data has been collected for three provinces (Punjab, Sindh, and KPK) at district and province level from provincial development statistics. Due to data limitations, Baluchistan province is excluded from analysis. Overall trend suggested that education sector has been assessed with more and increasing trend during the non-local government regime as compared to local body government in all three provinces. Similarly, we have assessed that health sectors is also experiencing trend as education.