Economic and Social Progress Report (IPES)

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IPES 2006 - Politics of Policies

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CODE: B-2006
COORDINATOR(s): Echebarria, Koldo , Payne, Mark , Stein, Ernesto H. , Tommasi, Mariano
PUBLISHED: November 2005
RELATED TOPICS: Macroeconomics
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Why do some policies succeed while others do not? Why do some reforms persist while others fall apart? What determines the capacity of countries to design, approve and implement effective policies and sustain them over time? The 2006 IPES explores these questions and analyzes how the workings of the policymaking process affect the quality of policy outcomes. Rather than focusing on the content of public policies, it focuses on the crucial processes by which policies are discussed, approved and implemented.

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