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dc.contributor.authorvander Heijden, Hendriken_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:40:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:40:45Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52845-
dc.description.abstractThe move towards multiparty democracy in Zambia in the early 1990s was heralded as the beginning of a new era of more pluralist politics in Africa. The new government’s willingness to adopt economic reforms and policies, hitherto resisted, was also seen as a sign that henceforth African governments would be willing to ‘own’ reforms. A decade later, the optimism seems unjustified. The political reforms floundered, while economic adjustment proved to be much slower than the earlier signs had indicated. Growth ground to a halt and poverty increased in this once rich country. The country’s overall dependency on aid increased as well. To increase reform ownership in Zambia, there is need to shift some of the burden of behaviour during adjustment to the government, not just donors. There is scope for the government to take more responsibility for its reforms, including the internal mobilisation of resources for investment. Ultimately, policies enforced from outside will only lead to policy reversal when the conditonalities are removed. – Zambia ; resource booms ; economic reforms ; policy reversalen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/87en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO20en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.jelP26en_US
dc.subject.jelQ33en_US
dc.subject.jelQ38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwErschöpfbare Ressourcenen_US
dc.subject.stwSambiaen_US
dc.titleZambian policy-making and the donor community in the 1990sen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn33513050Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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