Development Projects as Policy Experiments: An Adaptive Approach to Development Administration

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As the aid strategies of international agencies become more complex, their methods of planning and administration become less effective. Now in its second edition, Development Projects as Policy Experiments offers the adaptive approach needed for successful aid programs. This edition continues to provide the practical testing and reformulation of ideas presented in the first edition, yet offers a range of new examples and extended coverage. This edition includes important material on participatory and strategic ...
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As the aid strategies of international agencies become more complex, their methods of planning and administration become less effective. Now in its second edition, Development Projects as Policy Experiments offers the adaptive approach needed for successful aid programs. This edition continues to provide the practical testing and reformulation of ideas presented in the first edition, yet offers a range of new examples and extended coverage. This edition includes important material on participatory and strategic management, from individual development projects to economic reform policies.
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Preface. 1. The Problem of Development Administration: Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty. 2. Development Policies as Social Experiments: From Macroeconomic Growth to Sectoral Development. 3. Development Policies as Social Experiments: From Growth-With-Equity to Structual Adjustment. 4. Designing Development Projects: The Limits of Rationalistic Planning and Management. 5. Implementing Development Projects as Policy Experiments: Toward Adaptive Administration. 6. Reorienting Development Administration: Principles, Problems and Opportunities. References.
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