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Aid and the political economy of policy change

Aid and the political economy of policy change

Marr, Ana, Killick, Tony and Gunatilaka, Ramani (1998) Aid and the political economy of policy change. Routledge, London / New York. ISBN 978-0-415-18705-3 (paperback), 978-0-415-18704-6 (hardback), 978-0-203-44653-9 (electronic)

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Abstract

This volume looks at the effectiveness of conditionality in structural adjustment programmes. Tony Killick charts the emergence of conditionality, and challenges the widely held assumption that it is a co-operative process, arguing that in fact it tends to be coercive and detrimental to development objectives. Through detailed case studies of twenty one recipient countries, he explores the key issues of:
* ownership
* role of agencies
* government objectives and the effects of policy.

The conclusion is that conditionality has been counterproductive to price stability, economic growth and investment.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: [1] In addition, Ana Marr also co-authored, with Ramani Gunatilaka, the third chapter entitled "Conditionality and Adjustment in South-east Asia." [2] Copyright - Overseas Development Institute, London, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: aid, political economy, policy change, economics, development economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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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/4040

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