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Measurement instruments and policies in Africa

Cabane, Lydie and Tantchou, Josiane (2016) Measurement instruments and policies in Africa. Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances, 10 (2). ISSN 1760-5393

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Abstract

Measurement instruments are increasingly important in the contemporary government of African. They are central to the rise of economic performance as a tool for reforming development aid and states. This has led to the emergence of new intervention methods (including experimentation and quantification) and generated political reconfigurations. These tools mobilise specific knowledge and experts, and put states in ambiguous positions. States must respect the technical infrastructure of international interventions, but they are also able to manoeuvre into favourable positions, especially with respect to their populations. Instruments also make “infiltration” possible: international donors no longer impose conditions from the outside, but prefer to act from within African states through techniques, measurements, standards, evaluation tools and specific terminology.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.cairn-int.info/
Additional Information: © 2016 S.A.C.
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Risk & Regulation
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 13:12
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 02:24
Projects: EngtN°00023969
Funders: Josiane Tantchou the Fondation de France, CERMES3
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66204

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