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Handbook on Development Policy and Management

Edited by Colin Kirkpatrick, former Hallsworth Professor of Development Economics, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and Co-Director, Regulation Research Programme, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, Ron Clarke, Formerly Honorary Senior Fellow and formerly Deputy Director, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK and Charles Polidano, Director General, Office of the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, Malta and formerly Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK
This important Handbook on international development policy and management covers a broad spectrum of contemporary topics across all the major areas of interest. With over 40 chapters, the book comprehensively explores the many themes and issues of significance for both policy and implementation, and provides easily accessible reference material on current practice and research. The 42 contributors come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and enjoy international reputations in their chosen fields.
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 142 4
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Publication Date: 2003
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This important Handbook on international development policy and management covers a broad spectrum of contemporary topics across all the major areas of interest. With over 40 chapters, the book comprehensively explores the many themes and issues of significance for both policy and implementation, and provides easily accessible reference material on current practice and research. The 42 contributors come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and enjoy international reputations in their chosen fields.

The Handbook is organised in two parts, one dealing with policy issues and the other with implementation and management issues. The first part, on policy, covers a wide range of economic, social and environmental topics. The second part explores the political context of implementation and development practice and goes on to cover a range of issues relating to management in the public and non-state sectors and the management of development projects. Each individual chapter provides background information on theory and practice, describes the current ‘state of play’, examines prospects for the future and includes an annotated guide to further reading.

This extensive handbook will become an essential reference on international development policy and management. Although primarily designed for postgraduate students and scholars of development studies, it will also be welcomed by development practitioners, NGOs and aid agencies.
‘. . . this is a book one would expect to find in all libraries and on all development studies reading lists.’
– John Hailey, Journal of International Development

‘. . . the Handbook is a unique reference tool on international development policy and management. Its format, both comprehensive in coverage and concise in content, will make it essential reading for the growing number of postgraduates studying development policy and management, as well as for public administration, foreign consultants and aid workers in low- and middle-income countries.’
– Andrew Nickson, Public Administration

‘This Handbook will surely prove to be an essential to the students, practitioners and others concerned with improvement of human condition in developing countries.’
– Pundarik Mukhopadhaya, The Singapore Economic Review

‘. . . this Handbook offers a significant remedy to the scarcity of material in this important area. . . It is certainly very near the top of this reviewer’s list of recommended reading for students, researchers and practitioners concerned with development policy.’
– Michael Tribe, Development Policy Review

‘. . . the Handbook offers an excellent one volume survey of modern development policy and practice in poor countries.’
– Tony Jackson, The Journal of the Institution of Economic Development

‘This comprehensive collection contains an excellent introduction to all the major issues of development policy.’
– Frances Stewart, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK
Contributors: T. Addison, P. Amis, R. Bond, D. Booth, K. Brown, M. Brownbridge, A. Chowdhury, R. Clarke, C. Colclough, D. Colman, P. Cook, J. DeJong, O.P. Dwivedi, P. Francis, C. George, J. Goodhand, J. Harrigan, M.E. Hilderbrand, R. Jolly, M.N. Kiggundu, C. Kirkpatrick, P. Lawrence, D. Lewis, N. Manning, W. McCourt, A. McKay, O. Morrissey, L.T. Munro, S.M. Murshed, F. Nixson, R. Pearson, C. Polidano, A. Premchand, J.S.T. Quah, M. Robinson, D. Rondinelli, J. Roth, P. Shetty, B. Smith, L. Taylor, R. van der Hoeven, J.K. van Donge, J. Weiss
Full Contents: Preface 1. Introduction by Ron Clarke Part I: Development Policy 2. The History of Development Policy A. Economic Policy 3. Globalization and Development Policy 4. Economic Planning: Theory, Practice and Experiences 5. Structural Adjustment 6. Structural Adjustment and Sub-Saharan Africa 7. Trade Liberalization 8. Industrialization and Industrial Policy 9. Agricultural Development Policy 10. International Finance for Development 11. Competition and its Regulation in Developing Countries 12. Distribution, Poverty and Economic Growth 13. Employment and Labour Market Policies in an Era of Structural Adjustment 14. Privatization 15. Financial Sector Policies B. Social Policy 16. Education and Public Policy 17. Health and Nutrition Policies in Development 18. Gender and Development 19. Microfinance 20. Social Protection 21. Population and Development: From Population Control to Reproductive Health 22. Urbanization C. Environment Policy 23. Environment, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development: International Issues 24. Environmental Assessment and Management Part II: Development Management: Implementation and Practice 25. From Development Administration to Development Management: An Overview A. The Political Context 26. Aid and Good Governance 27. Democratization 28. Complex Political Emergencies 29. Poverty Reduction and the National Policy Process B. Public Sector Management 30. Bureaucracy and Administrative Reform in Developing Countries 31. The New Public Management in Developing Countries 32. Agencification 33. Capacity Building 34. Controlling Corruption 35. Human Resource Management: The Challenge of Adaptation 36. Financial Management C. Managing Outside the Central State 37. Civil Society and its Role in Development 38. The Rise of Non-governmental Organizations: Issues in Development Management 39. Public–Private Partnerships 40. Decentralization 41. Community Participation and Decision Making D. Managing at the Project Level 42. Project Appraisal and Evaluation: Recent Developments 43. Planning and Managing Development Projects Index