to education and the effect this has on perceptions of the state forms the
focus of this briefing paper. The findings emerge from the report Education
services and users’ perceptions of the state in Rolpa, Nepal. Central to the
argument is that there needs to be more choice of school in rural areas, better
monitoring, and enhanced communication of the part that local and national
government play in education. To that end, three recommendations are proposed.
This briefing paper is the third in a series on basic services in Nepal.