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The role of incentives and evaluations in enhancing development effectiveness

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  • Eduardo Wiesner

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    (Universidad de los Andes)

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    A key issue today is how to improve the effectiveness of policies whose objective is poverty reduction and decentralisation. This paper argues that a major problem is the (intentionally and unintentionally) flawed use of incentives in policy design and execution. The lack of appropriate incentives (associated, for example, with unconditional grants) can lead to what are characterised as “bad” incentives, which favour rent-seeking rather than efficient public and aid programme expenditures. It concludes that independent demand-driven evaluation can play a major role in improving incentives

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    Article provided by Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Economicas, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia in its journal Colombian Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 13-31

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    Handle: RePEc:cej:primer:v:2:y:2004:i:1:p:13-31

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