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Dogmatic development : privatisation and conditionalities in six countries a PSIRU report for War on Want

Dogmatic development : privatisation and conditionalities in six countries a PSIRU report for War on Want

Hall, David and De la Motte, Robin (2004) Dogmatic development : privatisation and conditionalities in six countries a PSIRU report for War on Want. Project Report. Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), London, UK.

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Abstract

This report looks at how conditionalities and pressures from aid agencies and development banks force
developing countries to adopt privatisation policies in public services.
It focuses specifically on the sectors of water, electricity, and healthcare, in six countries: Colombia; El
Salvador; Indonesia; Mozambique; South Africa; and Sri Lanka. It examines the impact of the requirements
and policies of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), and other agencies including
regional development banks, the European Commission (EC) and donor countries. It includes a specific
examination of the various ways in which the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)
supports privatisation in these services.
It concludes that the pressures for privatisation have been strengthened through new structures of ‘globalised
aid’; that they create serious limitations on independent decision-making by developing countries, and
generate some strong political responses; and that policies of development banks and donor agencies,
including DFID, should be reviewed to remove such pressures and ensure that policy-making in developing
countries is determined by local democratic processes.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Includes annex report.
Uncontrolled Keywords: developing countries, privatisation, public services, electricity, water, healthcare
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3793

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