This volume explores the impact of good governance upon social sectors’ development in India and other selected economies of the world.

Economic development in the true sense depends on the development of different social sectors like education, healthcare, gender equality, etc., as well as economic factors. Good governance makes the sectors perform well on the one hand, and helps in economic growth and development on the other. Conversely, bad or weak governance in the form of corruption and low effectiveness of the governments, may lead to poor performance of the sectors, and low growth and backwardness of the economies. This book explores the associations between different social sectors’ performances with quality of governance, and growth and development of different economies and groups in detail and establishes theoretical and empirical examinations for the individual economies and groups from the different corners of the globe with the help of new theories and latest data.

This book will be useful for students and researchers in the fields of Economics, Sociology, Political Studies, Public Finance, International Relations, Social Sciences as well as policy makers and think tanks.

Introduction- Ramesh Chandra Das Part I: Governance and Developmental Aspects of Social Sectors in India, and its States and Districts 1. Trends of Social Sector Expenditures in India and its Impact on Human Development Indicators- Avijit Brahmachary 2. Impact of Governance on Social Sector Spending in Economic Development of India- Aparna Banerjee and Suparna Banerjee 3. Service-led Growth in India: An Enigma to Inclusiveness- Anup Kumar Saha and Sreelata Biswas 4. ICDS and the Status of Child Health: Does Good Governance Matter?- Satyanarayan Kumbhakar, Shama Firdaush, Pinaki Das 5. Efficiency and Equity in Health Care Financing in India: A state level inquiry for maintaining sustainable social ecology- Md Rakibul Hasan, Mihir Kumar Pal 6. Crimes Against Women During Pre and Post Nirbhaya Incidence- A Study of Different States in India - Nibedita Maiti and Ramesh Chandra Das 7. Gender Bias in Education and Local Area Development: A study on some selected districts of West Bengal, India- Amit Kumar Bhandari 8. Internet Use by the Higher Education Students in the Backward District of West Bengal-Examining role of the Government- Chandrima Chakraborty, Indrajit Sahoo 9. Educational attainment of people in the district of Bankura: A block level analysis- Atanu Sengupta and Shubhendu Chel Part II: Governance and Developmental Aspects of Social Sectors in other Countries’ Cases 10. Strategy generation for minimizing health risks to obtain economic development with Pedroni panel cointegration analysis and AHP model- Hasan Dinçer, Yaşar Gökalp, Serkan Eti, Serhat Yüksel 11. Government Expenditure, Governance and Economic Growth: An Empirical Exercise- Ujjal Protim Dutta, Lipika Kankaria, Jayashree Sarmah 12. Community Participation in Hygiene Intervention and Infectious Diseases Control among different Income Groups in Nigeria: Implications of COVID-19 Incidence- Asogwa, T. Henry, Ezebuilo R. Ukwueze 13. Impact of Governance on Primary School Enrollment in Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Panel Data Approach- Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Dipankar Das 14. Measuring Gender Gap in Education in Different Italian Regions under Sustainable Development Framework: Is GEI a Good Tool?- Enrico Ivaldi, Andrea Ciacci 15. Gender Equality and Economic Development: A comparison of Turkey with the EU countries- Gamze Yıldız Şeren 16. Assessing the Spatial-temporal, Social and Economic Impact of Micro-finance in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana: A Geographical Information System Analysis- Napoleon Kurantin, Bertha Z. Osei-Hwedie. 17. Entrepreneurial inclusive civil culture as an option for the future of work for the undeserved- José G. Vargas-Hernández. Index