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Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers och deltagande

Jönsson, Erik (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The failure of Structural Adjustment Programs and its neoliberal policies to effectively reduce poverty have led to the creation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) by The World Bank and International Monetary Fund. PRSP, connected to both the Comprehensive Development Strategy and the HIPC initiative, are built on the notion of national ownership and stakeholder participation and thereby expand potential conditionality to include matters of governance. This thesis examines the evolution of PRSP and how the process of participation affects national governance structures. By analyzing the role of rules and norms within the World Bank and IMF from a historical point of view the thesis explains why the participation process has... (More)
The failure of Structural Adjustment Programs and its neoliberal policies to effectively reduce poverty have led to the creation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) by The World Bank and International Monetary Fund. PRSP, connected to both the Comprehensive Development Strategy and the HIPC initiative, are built on the notion of national ownership and stakeholder participation and thereby expand potential conditionality to include matters of governance. This thesis examines the evolution of PRSP and how the process of participation affects national governance structures. By analyzing the role of rules and norms within the World Bank and IMF from a historical point of view the thesis explains why the participation process has developed the way it has. It concludes that neoliberal norms, still at heart within the World Bank and IMF, have an impact on the process of participation within nation states and thereby its governance structure. In the thesis Ghana has been used as an illustrating example of how the process of participation can look like and in case of Ghana stakeholders have in many cases seen its participation reduced to consultation without any real impact. (Less)
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author
Jönsson, Erik
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
PRSP, Participation, Governance, 'New Institutionalism', Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1315846
date added to LUP
2009-01-08
date last changed
2009-01-28
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  abstract     = {The failure of Structural Adjustment Programs and its neoliberal policies to effectively reduce poverty have led to the creation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) by The World Bank and International Monetary Fund. PRSP, connected to both the Comprehensive Development Strategy and the HIPC initiative, are built on the notion of national ownership and stakeholder participation and thereby expand potential conditionality to include matters of governance. This thesis examines the evolution of PRSP and how the process of participation affects national governance structures. By analyzing the role of rules and norms within the World Bank and IMF from a historical point of view the thesis explains why the participation process has developed the way it has. It concludes that neoliberal norms, still at heart within the World Bank and IMF, have an impact on the process of participation within nation states and thereby its governance structure. In the thesis Ghana has been used as an illustrating example of how the process of participation can look like and in case of Ghana stakeholders have in many cases seen its participation reduced to consultation without any real impact.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Erik},
  keyword      = {PRSP,Participation,Governance,'New Institutionalism',Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers och deltagande},
  year         = {2008},
}