Ideas for Development in the Americas (IDEA): Volume 36: January-April, 2015: Who Decides Social Policy?

Jul 2015
This edition of IDEA is based on a new IDB book entitled Who Decides Social Policy?. This seminal study tries to better understand why social and economic programs are not more effective in Latin America and the Caribbean by supplementing political economy analysis with a new technique--Social Network Analysis (SNA)--that provides a detailed view of the informal connections between individuals and institutions and a clearer picture of the dynamics behind policymaking.