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2013
Andrews, Matt. 2013. “Why development and institutional reform must be step-by-step.” The Limits of Institutional Reform. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A key argument in my book is that reforms that actually improve functionality and yield institutions that work in complex contexts typically happen step-by-step. In Mozambique I say poco-a-poco.

The book explains the rationale for this by referring to the 'muddling through' work of Charles Lindblom. I argue that we need to create processes of 'purposive muddling'to overcome the limits of institutional reform in development.