The International Monetary Fund’s Shaped Public Administration in the Ivory Coast and the Emerging Contextual Realities
This article aims to examine the relations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Ivory Coast in the achievement of public administration reforms. While the former had to devise adequate structural adjustment programmes, the latter must set workable legal and policy frameworks for effective implementation of the programmes. The approach taken is a textual analysis based upon evaluating various IMF programmes contained in four successive Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) and the legal and policy frameworks set in compliance with IMF programmes. Based on its membership with the IMF, Ivory Coast benefits from the United Nations' agency's assistance should the need arise. As a result, from 1980 to date, regular cooperation has existed between the two entities. Whatever the outcome of their cooperation, lessons are always learned to improve future dealings. The value of this article lies in the characterisation of the nature of the cooperation between Ivory Coast and the IMF and the shift in approach to the practice of public administration and public management in Ivory Coast for sustained economic growth.
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