Community-based animal health workers and institutional change: the DELIVRI Project in Indonesia

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This paper describes a pilot project introducing community-based animal health worker (CAHW) services in Indonesia, focusing on the implementation process, institutional change and impact. It also describes how the CAHWs have changed the perception of all stakeholders about the provision of services in rural areas.  The main conclusions of the project are that: privatisation of basic clinical animal health services is consistent with the goals of improved service; involvement of local communities in planning and implementation of animal health service can increase self-reliance and decision-making capacity; CAHWs have a comparative advantage to other animals in terms of transaction cost, qualification and remuneration.

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No. 45
13 -16
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK
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International Institute for Environment and Development