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Reforms and Counter-Reforms in Bolivia


Luis Carlos Jemio


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Fernando Candia


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Jose Luis Evia


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November 2009

IDB Working Paper No. 20

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This paper analyzes reforms and counter-reforms in Bolivia in recent decades and their effects on the policymaking process (PMP) and productivity. Bolivia’s PMP has shifted from a formal representative democracy to a “participative and direct type of democracy” where street protest and other non-conventional forms of political participation have become dominant. While reforms have increased productivity, they have failed to secure the political support necessary to assure long-term sustainability. In contrast, counter-reforms have so far enjoyed extensive political support, but productivity has stagnated since this process started, with declining economic growth and job creation—developments likely to undermine support for the counter-reform process. The document stresses the need to rebuild a consensus around a PMP capable of increasing productivity and employment creation while restoring social cohesion.

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Jemio, Luis Carlos and Candia, Fernando and Evia, Jose Luis, Reforms and Counter-Reforms in Bolivia (November 2009). IDB Working Paper No. 20. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1814753 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1814753

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