Bolivia : Public Policy Options for the Well-Being of All | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
June 2012
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/7151
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

The purpose of this book is to
contribute to the debate on how to confront the challenges
that Bolivia faces today. It is composed of a series of
studies on the current reality of Bolivia and has been
developed in conjunction with national and international
public policy experts. The studies present a diagnostic by
sector, a summary of the main challenges, and public policy
recommendations aimed at meeting these challenges. After
many years of severe institutional crisis, Bolivia is
reorienting its development strategy and closing the gap
between the country's problems and effective solutions.
The new government is confronting the challenge of building
a state that is more inclusive and effective. Its
initiatives to achieve that objective include the
Constituent Assembly, the introduction of public policies
that modify obligations and rights, and efforts designed to
revitalize the participation of the state in the national
economy. This is a turning point from which a new Bolivia
will emerge. Nevertheless, a variety of risks may prevent
positive results, even when intentions are good. Bolivia can
take a step forward to proactively integrate itself within
the global market, or it can prolong, or even exacerbate,
the stagnation that has hindered its economic and social
development for many years. The authors are all committed to
the goal of contributing ideas about what can be done to
help the country grow equitably, with a transparent and
efficient government that provides improved social services
to its population and they are confident that Bolivia has
the ability to achieve it.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Fretes-Cibils, Vicente
Giugale, Marcelo
Luff, Connie

Publisher(s): 

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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

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