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The Design of Economic Reforms in the Context of Economic Liberalization: The Experience of Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda

Published on 1 January 1995

This paper presents the main conclusions from research into the experience of economic policy reforms in African countries that are undertaking political liberalization. Detailed studies in three countries suggest that the political and economic reform processes have been largely independent of each other. While increased political freedom provided opportunities to delay or prevent economic reform, it has also offered possibilities for wider participation in economic policy making. This gave economic reform greater legitimacy, which in turn made policy reversal less likely. OUT OF PRINT

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Harvey, C. and Robinson, M.
IDS Discussion Paper, issue 353
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