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Development Projects as Policy Experiments: An Adaptive Approach to Development Administration / Edition 2

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Overview

International assistance programmes for developing countries are in urgent need of revision. Continuous testing and verification is required if development activity is to cope effectively with the uncertainty and complexity of the development process. This examines the alternatives and offers an approach which focuses on strategic planning, administrative procedures that facilitate innovation, responsiveness and experimentation, and on decision-making processes that join learning with action. A useful text for academics and practitioners in development studies, geography and sociology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415066228
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/19/1993
  • Series: Development and Underdevelopment Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2008

    First Hand Experience Whilst Making Policy As You Go

    Policy experiments with practical application to Development Projects. A learn as you go on the ground practical and pragmatic approach to viewing at first hand the possible hurdles occuring along the way, thus giving the writing of Policy in situ a legitimate, immediate, accurate record of potential hurdles and how they were managed. An excellent resource and reference book. Well written and easily understood, making it reader friendly for both the academic or the lay person.

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