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Reforming Africa's Institutions: Ownership, Incentives, and Capabilities Paperback


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  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press (February 7, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9280810820
  • ISBN-13: 978-9280810820
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,477,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa is associated with the International Monetary Fund's Independent Evaluation Office in Washington, D.C. During 2000-2001 he directed the project on Institutional Capabilities, Reform Ownership, and Development in sub-Saharan Africa at the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Swallow on June 20, 2003
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There is not a single African country that did not attempt public sector reforms in the 1990s. Governments no longer see themselves as sole suppliers of social services, frequently opting for partnerships with the private sector. Efficiency and choice have entered the language of the planning and implementation units of Africa's line ministries, while privatization is no longer the controversial subject it was a decade ago. There have also been moves towards more open and democratic governments.
This book looks at the extent to which reforms undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa in recent years have enhanced institutional capacities across the breadth of government. To what extent have reforms been internalized and defended by governments? The authors also look specifically at the impact of public sector reforms on these economies and pose the question whether `ownership' can be attained when countries continue to be heavily dependent on external support.
The volume is presented in three parts. The first focuses on the issue of reform ownership; on the issues of governance, the political economy of reform ownership, and the contradictions inherent in using aid as an instrument for enhancing domestic reform ownership. Part two examines the nature of incentives in the African civil service and the reforms undertaken in recent years to raise public sector efficiency in Africa. The third part discusses issues related to institutional capabilities in Africa and how they have been affected by the reforms undertaken in the 1990s, including privatization and movement towards political pluralism.
Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa has undertaken research on many African countries and published widely on issues related to growth, economic adjustment, and poverty reduction.
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