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    DescriptionWinner of Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Title award! Since the early 1980s, virtually every African country has received large amounts of aid to stimulate policy reform. The results have varied enormously. Ghana and Uganda were successful reformers that grew rapidly and reduced poverty. Ethiopia and Cote d'Ivoire have shown significant reform in recent years, but it remains to be seen whether it will be sustainable. 'Aid and Reform in Africa' summarizes the findings from case studies that investigate whether, when, and how foreign aid has affected economic policy in Africa. The main findings are: Policy formation is primarily driven by domestic political economy. Large amounts of aid to countries with poor policies sustain those policies. Overall, donors have not discriminated effectively among different countries and different phases of the reform process. The book concludes that donors have three basic instruments that they can use to encourage adoption of good economic policies in developing countries: money, conditionality, and technical assistance/policy dialog. The case studies in this project show examples in which each of these instruments helped countries' improve their policies."


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    Title
    Aid and Reform in Africa
    Subtitle
    Lessons from Ten Case Studies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) World Bank, Volume editor Devarajan Shantayanan, Volume editor David Dollar, Volume editor Torgny Holmgren, Edited by Shantayanan Devarajan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 709
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 1,184 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780821346693
    ISBN 10: 0821346695
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
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    B&T General Subject: 180
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    Libri: I-BE
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 10
    B&T Approval Code: A45603600
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, BUS035000
    Ingram eBooks Classification: BE
    BISAC V2.8: BUS068000
    B&T Approval Code: A43301500
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    DC22: 338.96
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    LC classification: HC800 .A628 2001
    DC21: 338.90096
    LC classification: 00050359
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    Publisher
    World Bank Publications
    Imprint name
    World Bank Publications
    Publication date
    30 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Washington