Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19211
Authors: 
Michaelowa, Katharina
Hefeker, Carsten
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
HWWA Discussion Paper 239
Abstract: 
Can process conditionality really enhance poverty reduction in developing countries? This question is addressed in the framework of a politico-economic model considering political distortions both on the recipient and on the donor side. It turns out that process conditionality is a very useful tool to raise the welfare of the poor as long as the international aid organizations hold all necessary information to assess the political situation in recipient countries and to select the true representatives of the poor into a participatory process. If they do not hold this information or if other bureaucratic interests reduce their incentive to acquire this information, process conditionality loses its effectiveness in achieving the desired objective.
Subjects: 
poverty reduction
process conditionality
political economy of international organizations
JEL: 
D72
D73
F35
O19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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