The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development: Changing Rules for Realistic Solutions

The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development Changing Rules for Realistic Solutions This book explains why many institutional reforms in developing countries have limited success and suggests ways to overcome these limits The author argues that reforms often fail to make governments

  • Title: The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development: Changing Rules for Realistic Solutions
  • Author: Matt Andrews
  • ISBN: 9781139603478
  • Page: 360
  • Format: ebook
  • This book explains why many institutional reforms in developing countries have limited success and suggests ways to overcome these limits The author argues that reforms often fail to make governments better because they are introduced as signals to gain short term support These signals introduce unrealistic best practices that do not fit developing country contexts and aThis book explains why many institutional reforms in developing countries have limited success and suggests ways to overcome these limits The author argues that reforms often fail to make governments better because they are introduced as signals to gain short term support These signals introduce unrealistic best practices that do not fit developing country contexts and are not considered relevant by implementing agents The result is a set of new forms that do not function However, there are realistic solutions emerging from institutional reforms in some developing countries Lessons from these experiences suggest that reform limits, although challenging to adopt, can be overcome by focusing change on problem solving through an incremental process that involves multiple agents.

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    1. The concept of this book was excellent, although it fell victim to Carpenter's 1st Law of Writing (most books should be articles; most articles should be blog posts; most blog posts should be tweets). The thesis was that the development machine spends too much time and energy on thinking up and enacting policy reforms and not enough energy actually implementing them. Also, reforms are too often cookie-cutter international best practices, rather than starting from the actual problems within a cou [...]

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