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Despite significant financial investments, the rate of development and pace of poverty reduction in developing and transitional countries has not always matched expectations. Development management typically involves complex interactions between governmental and non-governmental organisations, donors and members of the public, and can be difficult to navigate.
This volume brings together a group of international contributors to explore the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of development management, and to consider the prospects and challenges associated with it in the context of both developing and transitional countries. Referring to dominant norms and values in public and developmental organisations, development management is tied up up with the attitudes and perceptions of various stakeholders including: government officials; public sector managers; aid workers; donors; and members of the public. Attempting to make sense of complex interactions between these actors is highly problematic and calls for new approaches, models and insights. Based on cutting edge research, the chapters challenge much of the previous discourse on the subject and evaluate the challenges and opportunities that it presents.
Development Management offers academics, researchers, and practitioners of public administration, business and management, international development and political science, a comprehensive and state-of the art review of current research on development management in the context of developing and transitional countries.