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Analyzing the distributional impact of selected reforms /
edited by Aline Coudouel, Stefano Paternostro.
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2005-
description
v. <1-2> : ill. ; 23 cm. +e 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN
0821361813 (v. 1)
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2005-
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0821361813 (v. 1)
contents note
v. 1. A practitioner's guide on trade, monetary and exchange rate policy, utility provision, agricultural markets, land policy, and education -- v. 2. A practitioner's guide to pension, health, labor markets, public sector downsizing, taxation, decentralization and macroeconomic modeling.
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Accompanied by CD-ROM in pocket.
catalogue key
5624426
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Main Description
The analysis of the distributional impact of policy reforms on the well-being or welfare of different stakeholder groups, particularly on the poor and vulnerable, has an important role in the elaboration and implementation of poverty reduction strategies in developing countries. In recent years this type of work has been labeled as Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) and is increasingly implemented to promote evidence-based policy choices and foster debate on policy reform options.While information is available on the general approach, techniques, and tools for distributional analysis, each sector displays a series of specific characteristics. These have implications for the analysis of distributional impacts, including the types of impacts and transmission channels that warrant particular attention, the tools and techniques most appropriate, the data source typically utilized, and the range of political economy factors most likely to affect the reform process.This volume provides an overview of the specific issues arising in the analysis of the distributional impacts of policy and institutional reforms in selected sectors. Each chapter offers guidance on the selection of tools and techniques most adapted to the reforms under scrutiny, and offers examples of applications of these approaches. This is a companion to the first volume, which offers guidance on trade, monetary and exchange rate policy, utility provision, agricultural markets, land policy, and education.Also includes a CD-ROM containing chapters from companion volume 1, the PSIA User's Guide, Good Practice Note, E-learning course, and links to resources.
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Each chapter in this volume offers an overview of specific issues arising in the analysis of the distributional impacts of policy & institutional reforms in selected sectors & then offers guidance on the selection of tools & techniques most adapted to the reforms under scrutiny.
Main Description
This publication is a practitioner's guide for analyzing the distributional impact of reforms to trade, monetary and exchange rate policy, utility provision, agricultural markets, land policy and education. These six areas of policy reform are the ones most likely to have an impact on distribution and poverty. Such analysis helps in policy formulation and development and for implementing poverty reduction strategies in developing countries. Each chapter in this volume provides an overview and guidance on the specific issues arising in the analysis of the distributional impacts of policy and institutional reforms in selected sectors.
Long Description
The analysis of the distributional impact of policy reforms on the well-being or welfare of different stakeholder groups, particularly on the poor and vulnerable, has an important role in the elaboration and implementation of poverty reduction strategies in developing countries. In recent years this type of work has been labeled as Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) and is increasingly implemented to promote evidence-based policy choices and foster debate on policy reform options. While information is available on the general approach, techniques and tools for distributional analysis, each sector displays a series of specific characteristics. Each chapter of this volume provides an overview of the specific issues arising in the analysis of the distributional impacts of policy and institutional reforms in selected sectors. Each chapter then offers guidance on the selection of tools and techniques most adapted to the reforms under scrutiny, and offers examples of applications of these approaches.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Trade Policy Reformsp. 1
Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy Reformsp. 39
Utility Reformsp. 73
Agricultural Market Reformsp. 145
Land Policy Reformsp. 213
Education Policy Reformsp. 261
Boxes
The Labor Market: Two Extremesp. 11
Ex Ante Simulation of Winners and Losers from Reformp. 91
The Challenge of Measuring Physical Consumptionp. 104
Compensatory and Transition Programs in Mexicop. 182
Figures
Trade Policy and Household Welfarep. 8
Analytic Schema: Monetary Policy Reformsp. 41
Macro-Micro Schematicp. 52
Conflicts of Interest in Privatization Processesp. 95
Rice Marketing Channels in the Mekong River Deltap. 190
Initial Land Distribution and Economic Growth, Selected Countriesp. 217
Analytic Scheme: Education Policy Reformp. 266
Tables
Timep. 45
Spectrum of Options for Private Sector Participationp. 76
Summary of Utilities Privatization Revenues, 1990-99p. 83
Summary of Expected Impacts of Different Types of Utility Reformp. 85
Summary of Key Concers of Different Stakeholder Groupsp. 92
Mitigating Measures for Each Dimension of Impactp. 96
Comparative Summary of Data Sourcesp. 103
Diagnostic Indicators for Each Dimension of Impactp. 105
Summary Overview of Quantitative Techniquesp. 113
Selected Description of Country Marketing Boardsp. 152
Summary of Stakeholders and Their Exposure to Impacts through Various Transmission Channelsp. 162
Indicators of Impact of Agricultural Market Reformsp. 199
The Impact of Landownership Distribution in Four Latin American Countriesp. 216
Exten and Characteristics of Selected Land Reformsp. 236
What Happens When Primary School Fees Are Eliminated? The Main Results of Selected Country Studiesp. 275
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