Evaluating Structural Adjustment Policies for Senegal

  • Gilles Duruflé
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The evaluation of the effects of adjustment policies poses insurmountable methodological problems, in that it is almost impossible to define and give numerical value to an adequate basis of reference. Four such bases may be proposed:
  • the period preceding implementation of the adjustment policies;

  • the performances attained by other ‘comparable’ countries that have not implemented such policies;

  • what would have happened if the policies had not been implemented; and

  • what would have happened if alternative adjustment policies had been implemented.


Adjustment Programme Adjustment Policy Modern Sector World Prex Marketing Agency 
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  1. 1.
    Donald J. Donovan, Macroeconomic Performance and Adjustment under Fund Supported Programs: The Experience of the Seventies, IMF Staff Papers, vol. 29, no. 2 (June 1982).Google Scholar
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    John Loxley, The IMF and the Poorest Countries (Ottawa: North-South Institute, 1984).Google Scholar
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    Jacques de Larosière, The Role of the International Monetary Fund in Today’s World Economy (Washington, DC: IMF, 1982) pp. 5 and 6, quoted by J. Loxley op.cit., p. 3.Google Scholar
  4. 10.
    SODEVA is the Société de Développement Agricole or agricultural extension parastatal responsible for peanut production. Numerous studies have analysed the functioning of the peanut marketing agency and emphasised the role that various middlemen, particularly the religious brotherhoods, can play in it (cf. Evaluation de la fillère arachide [MRE, 1982]; N. Casswell: ‘Autopsie de l’ONCAD; la politique arachidière au Sénégal 1966–1980’, Politique Africaine, no. 14); J. Waterbury: Agricultural Policy Making and Stagnation in Senegal. What is there to Explain? (Princeton University, 1984). See in particular Section III: ‘The Marabouts’.Google Scholar

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