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Conditionality Revisited : Concepts, Experiences, and Lessons

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  • Stefan Koeberle
  • Harold Bedoya
  • Peter Silarszky
  • Gero Verheyen
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    This volume illustrates many questions around the different donor approaches to conditionality remain controversial. How relevant is the number of conditions? Is ex ante or ex post conditionality more conducive as a mutual commitment device? How can budget support be more predictable-by focusing conditions on specific policy actions or on outcomes? How can risks be managed, and what is the optimal risk and failure rate of conditions and programs? Ex post conditionality based on completed actions provides an alternative to traditional ex ante conditionality that promises to be more flexible and more supportive of government ownership. It is at the core of the programmatic approach to policy-based lending that has increasingly become the World Bank's choice to support medium-term reforms. Another possible design option involves

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    This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 7346 and published in 2005.

    ISBN: 0-8213-6013-2
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    Keywords: Economic Theory and Research Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Economic Adjustment and Lending Environmental Economics and Policies Health Economics and Finance Poverty Reduction - Poverty Assessment;

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    1. James M. Boughton, 2003. "Who's in Charge? Ownership and Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs," IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund 03/191, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Howard White & Oliver Morrissey, 1997. "Conditionality When Donor And Recipient Preferences Vary," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 9(4), pages 497-505.
    3. Kanbur, Ravi & Sandler, Todd & Morrison, Kevin, 1999. "The Future of Development Assistance: Common Pools and International Public Goods," Staff General Research Papers, Iowa State University, Department of Economics 1629, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    4. Stefan G. Koeberle, 2003. "Should Policy-Based Lending Still Involve Conditionality?," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, World Bank Group, vol. 18(2), pages 249-273.
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    1. de Janvry, Alain & Dethier, Jean-Jacques, 2012. "The World Bank and governance : the Bank's efforts to help developing countries build state capacity," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 6275, The World Bank.

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