Coproduction of Health Care for Indigenous Women


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00pm


CGIS South, S-250

Speaker: Tulia Falleti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science; Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

Coproduction between state and civil society in the delivery of public services raises a host of questions that go from cooptation of civil society to efficiencies in the delivery of public services. Moreover, when this cooperation focuses on vulnerable and historically marginalized populations, ethical concerns about their proper treatment emerge as well. The presentation tackles these thorny issues by analyzing recent collaboration experiences among the states of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay and two Argentine NGOs in health care for indigenous women in the Great Chaco region.

Tulia Falleti is the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Falleti is the author of Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), co-author of Participation in Social Policy: Public Health in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Latin America Since the Left Turn (University of Pennsylvania, 2018), among other volumes. Her research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Publius, Qualitative Sociology, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Politics among other journals. She is working on a comparative research project on the articulation of indigenous peoples’ rights and demands, and collaborating with two non-governmental health organizations to assess the effectiveness of mobile health care for pregnant women in remote rural areas.

The Tuesday Seminar Series is a bring your own brown bag lunch series. Please feel free to enjoy your lunch at the lecture, drinks will be provided.