Aid and the Political Economy of Policy Change

Aid and the Political Economy of Policy Change

by Tony Killick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415187044

ISBN-13: 9780415187046

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415187046
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Preface
List of abbreviations
1The practice and justification of conditionality1
2What has adjustment conditionality achieved?19
3Conditionality and adjustment in South-east Asia and Latin America53
4The 'ownership' problem85
5The model, the research, some results100
6Rewards, punishments and the influence of national politics129
7Alternatives to conditionality160
Master Table: Summery results on conditionality and economic policy reforms in 21 developing countries, 1980-94199
Bibliography201
Index214

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