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The Process of Reform in Latin America: A Review Essay

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  • Jeff Dayton-Johnson
  • Juliana Londoño
  • Sebastián Nieto Parra

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This paper contributes to literature on the process of reform in Latin America. We study political economy aspects and the policy making process of reforms in what we identify as the five critical steps through the "life cycle" of a policy reform: the Planning, Dialogue, Adoption, Implementation, and Sustainability stages. This paper illustrates that the most important actors involved and the major bottlenecks vary at different stages of the reform process. Explanations for successful or failed reform experiments must therefore adequately account for this temporal dimension of reforms. Similarly, policy makers may increase the chances of success of their reform platforms by paying due attention to this stylised pattern of actors and bottlenecks. We also consider in some detail the actors who interact during the reform cycle, and review their changing strength and capacity in recent decades in Latin America. Ce document contribue à la littérature sur le processus de réforme en Amérique latine. Nous étudions les aspects d'économie politique et le processus de formulation des politiques dans ce que nous identifions comme les cinq étapes critiques du « cycle de vie » d'une réforme: la Planification, le Dialogue, l'Adoption, l'Exécution et la Soutenabilité. Ce document étudie la variété des acteurs majeurs impliqués et des obstacles rencontrés à chaque étape du processus de réforme. Les explications quant à la réussite ou l’échec des expériences de réforme doivent donc rendre compte de la dimension temporelle des réformes. De même, les décideurs de politiques peuvent augmenter les chances de succès de leurs plates-formes de réforme en accordant attention à ce modèle stylisé d’acteurs et d’obstacles. Nous analysons également en détail les acteurs qui interagissent au cours du cycle de réformes, et examinons l’évolution de leur pouvoir et capacité au cours des dernières décennies en Amérique latine.

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Development Centre Working Papers with number 304.

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Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:304-en

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Keywords: political economy; Latin America; policy making process; state capacity; political institutions; reforms; réformes; institutions politiques; formulation de politiques; capacité de l’état; économie politique; Amérique latine;

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