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Success in policy reform through policy dialogue


Crouch, L. (1993). Success in policy reform through policy dialogue. Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute.


This paper addresses the issue of encouraging policy change in developing countries, from a donor's perspective, using A.I.D. as a case in point. Because host countries are sovereign, donors are limited to only two ways to influence policy change in developing countries: as a condition for financial transfers, and through policy dialogue that convinces the countries to undertake the policy because of technical/ethical conviction. Conditionality, particularly for bilateral donors, is of only limited utility. Therefore, it is evident that dialogue will continue to be a key component of policy change.