Le financement de l’éducation et réformes budgétaires au Bénin (Printed)
Joseph Ahanhanzo, Prudencia Zinsou, Yacinthe Gbaye, Joseph Prince Agbodgan & Arcadius Odjia
CODESRIA, 2001.- viii-106 p. (Série Groupe de travail Education et Finance)
ISBN : 2-86978-096-6
The ‘counter-revolution’ in Development Economics in the 1980s fundamentally altered the way the state ‘thinks’, which is evident in the state’s retrenchment and reconstitution of the state’s relationship to its citizens. The combination of deflationary macroeconomic policies and a residual approach to social policy, broadly, and social provisioning, more specifically, fundamentally altered the post-colonial trajectory of public policy in Africa. Despite the neoliberal ascendance that nurtured the more residual direction of social policy, the contention for an alternative vision of social policy remained and advanced with vigour. Specific contributions range from the deployment of social policy in framing the nation-building project, endogenous mutual support institutions, land and agrarian reform as a social policy instrument, the gender dynamics of social policy, and the mechanism enabling the spread of cash transfer schemes on the continent.