The New Conditionality: The Politics of Poverty Reduction Strategies (BOK)

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Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) are the new buzzwords in development aid. Some 70 countries have already elaborated them in response to World Bank and bilateral aid agency requirements. This book presents detailed, field-level research on the application of PRSs in five countries: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Vietnam and Honduras It describes the changing relations between the governments of these countries, donor agencies, and civic organizations that have taken part in formulating the new generation of PRSs. Poverty Reduction Strategies, as with the Structural Adjustment policies that they have ostensibly replaced, run up against a central paradox: in giving decisive policymaking powers to external agencies, the very process of drawing up development strategies to prioritise reducing poverty can gravely undermine the consolidation of democratic forces, structures and ideas in developing countries.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2005 Forlag
ZED BOOKS LTD
ISBN 9781842775233 Antall sider 192
Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,5cm x 1cm Vekt 245 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Jeremy Gould
Emner og form Central government policies, Poverty & unemployment

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