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Title:Post-Conditionality Politics and Administrative Reform: Reflections on the Cases of Uganda and Tanzania
Author:Harrison, Graham
Periodical:Development and Change
Geographic terms:Uganda
Subjects:development cooperation
administrative reform
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-7660.00221
Abstract:This article examines the nature of external intervention in the reform processes of indebted States. Looking at the administrative reform in Uganda and Tanzania, it is argued that external involvement in sub-Saharan Africa is becoming increasingly differentiated. For some States - including Tanzania and Uganda - it is possible to conceptualize a regime of post-conditionality. Post-conditionality regimes exist where extreme external dependence and economic growth produce a set of political dynamics in which external-national distinctions become less useful, in which there emerge a set of unequal mutual dependencies, and in which donor/creditor involvement in reform becomes qualitatively more intimate, pervading the form and processes of the State. Details of this dispensation are provided in an analysis of key ministries and key interventions by donors/creditors. The article concludes by evaluating the contradictions and the prospects of the post-conditionality regime. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.