Policy Practice Brief 3 - The political economy of reform: The case of Nigeria 2003-2007


In many developing countries sustained growth and poverty reduction will not occur without far reaching reforms to public policies and institutions. Yet, while there has been a great deal of discussion of what measures are required, there is limited understanding of how reform takes place within the constraints imposed by political and economic processes. In this briefing paper we discuss the political economy of reform with reference to recent research work undertaken by the Policy Practice in Nigeria.