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Technocracy Questioned: Assessing Economic Stabilisation in Nicaragua
A. Geske Dijkstra
Bulletin of Latin American Research
Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul., 1999), pp. 295-310
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3339167
Page Count: 16
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The Chamorro government (1990-1996) has finally achieved stabilisation in Nicaragua. At first sight, this government has been a classic example of technocracy, implementing stabilisation and structural adjustment policies as recommended by the IMF and the World Bank. The paper argues that the IMF and the World Bank did have a considerable influence on economic policies, but that these policies suffered from limitations. The priority of internal stabilisation implied that insufficient attention was paid to the external balance, and the liberalisations and privatisations did not create a competitive market economy, but tended to favour a small group. Furthermore, the foreign aid that accompanied the programmes permitted this discretionary government behaviour.
Bulletin of Latin American Research © 1999 Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)