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POLICY REFORM

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Definition:
A process in which changes are made to the formal “rules of the game” – including laws, regulations and institutions – to address a problem or achieve a goal such as economic growth, environmental protection or poverty alleviation.

Context:
Usually involves a complex political process, particularly when it is perceived that the reform redistributes economic, political, or social power.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2006, DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment: Good Practice Guidance for Development Co-operation, OECD, Paris.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics - Financial flows to aid recipients

Created on Monday, July 23, 2007