Understanding The Policymaking Process In Developing Countries
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This book provides comprehensive, systematic, multi-disciplinary guidance to diagnose and improve policy processes in developing countries of all regions.
|Titel:||Understanding The Policymaking Process In Developing Countries|
|auteur:||Ascher, William (claremont Mckenna College, California)|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|Afmetingen:||227 x 151 x 15|
William Ascher is Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College, California. He has authored or edited nineteen books on political economy of development, natural resource and environmental policy, political psychology, forecasting methodology, physical infrastructure policy and conflict-sensitive development. Ascher has twice won the Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best article in Policy Sciences and his book Bringing in the Future (2009) won the International Political Science Association's Levine Prize for the best public policy book of 2009. He has worked with the World Bank, USAID, the EPA, directed the Duke Center for International Development, and served as Dean of the Faculty at Claremont McKenna College.
'This timely book by an experienced development thinker helps remind us that good development policies and programs require more than careful analysis. Effective policymaking also requires that those charged with implementing policies and programs be willing and able to ask the right questions about how the policy process works. This book provides valuable advice both on how policymakers and their advisors should pose these questions as well as on how they should might get them answered most effectively.' Sudhir Shetty, Chief Economist, East Asia Pacific, The World Bank
1. Challenges to effective development policymaking; 2. The policy process in developing countries really is different; 3. The expert's risk: endorsing ill-fated initiatives; 4. The expert's frustration: rejection of sound knowledge or recommendations; 5. Overcoming the impasses that block sound initiatives; 6. Inconsistent or incomplete enactment of initiatives; 7. Inadequate accommodation for excessive deprivation; 8. Reducing avoidable conflict; 9. Minimizing shortsighted policies; 10. Adapting policy initiatives and institutions; 11. Conclusions.
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