From Analysis to Implementation: The Practice of Political Economy Approaches to Economic Reform


By V. Bruce J. Tolentino

Occasional Paper No. 3, September 2010

This paper sketches out the operational features of emerging political economy-based approaches to sectoral economic policy reform. Section 1 traces some of the literature on the political economy analysis of reforms. Section 2 outlines the international development community’s increasing recognition of the political economy aspects of economic governance, and their efforts to undertake sharper political economy analysis of reform challenges. Finally, in Section 3 the paper identifies elements of operational reform approaches that move beyond disengaged political economy analysis towards on-the-ground implementation of political strategies in policy reform processes.

V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Director, Economic Reform and Development, The Asia Foundation

Posted September 20, 2010
Related locations: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Related programs: Economic Opportunity
Related topics: Political Economy Approaches to Reform