Post-Communist Country Assistance Programs: Some Approaches to Evaluation of Factors Affecting their Efficiency

17 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2013

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Vladimir Mau

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Konstantin Yanovskiy

Shomron Center for Economic Policy Research

Date Written: April 8, 2013

Abstract

The last decade’s Reforms in post-communist countries demonstrated, the aid proved to be most efficient in the countries where due to a timely schedule and consistency in reform implementation, governments can easily do without it. In case of Russia both the reformists and officials of international financial institutions have failed to race through the “window of opportunity”, while their vision of its necessary and sufficient qualities were likely to be inaccurate Electoral demand for free market institutions, the pro-reformist coalition strength and stability are among key factor of the reforms' success with or without foreign assistance.

Keywords: demand for institutions, electoral support to reforms, political factors of assistance programs efficiency, window of opportunity for reforms and for assistance program

JEL Classification: D72, F35, N14, N44, P16, P33

Suggested Citation

Mau, Vladimir and Yanovskiy, Konstantin (Moshe), Post-Communist Country Assistance Programs: Some Approaches to Evaluation of Factors Affecting their Efficiency (April 8, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2247039 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2247039

Vladimir Mau

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration ( email )

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Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

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Moscow, 125993
Russia

Konstantin (Moshe) Yanovskiy (Contact Author)

Shomron Center for Economic Policy Research ( email )

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Karney Shomron, 44855

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