The New Conditionality
The Politics of Poverty Reduction Strategies
Edited by Jeremy Gould
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New Conditionality by Jeremy Gould
Book DescriptionPoverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) are the new buzzwords in development aid. Some seventy developing countries have already elaborated a PRS in response to the requirements of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and bilateral aid agencies and as a precondition for rolling over past debts or obtaining new assistance. While it may be premature to reach conclusions as to their ultimate economic and social impacts, implications for local policy making and political processes, as this book explains, are already becoming clear. PRSs, as with the Structural Adjustment policies that they have ostensibly replaced, run up against a central paradox: in vesting decisive policymaking powers in external agencies, the very process of drawing up development strategies to prioritize reducing poverty can undermine the consolidation of democratic forces, structures and ideas in developing countries. While the nuanced conclusions of these field studies show that the political terrain and the specific impacts of PRSs in different countries are highly variegated, serious questions arise about the long-term political consequences of this new generation of contemporary development practices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842775233
(215mm x 135mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jeremy Gould
Jeremy Gould is an anthropologist whose work deals with politics, development aid and the post-colonial state in Africa. The bulk of his fieldwork has been in Zambia where he is currently working on an ethnographic account of the legal domain. Among his publications are Localizing modernity. Action, interests and association in rural Zambia (1997) and Ethnographies of aid. Intimate explorations of development texts and encounters (2004). Gould is a fellow of the Academy of Finland, based at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki.
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