Second Conference on Hirschman’s Legacy: A bias for hope

October 25–26, 2018

World Bank, Washington, DC

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Second Conference on Hirschman’s Legacy: A bias for hope

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Opening words

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Sophie Sirtaine

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The Strategy of Economic Development by Albert Hirschman at its 60th Anniversary

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Luca Meldolesi

The Strategy of Economic Development by Albert Hirschman at its 60th Anniversary

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HIRSCHMAN AND THE WORLD BANK

Download PDF: "Inherently Incompatible"? Hirschman's Thinking on Projects from the Perspective of the McNamara Years at the World Bank (1968-1981)

John Heath

"Inherently Incompatible"? Hirschman's Thinking on Projects from the Perspective of the McNamara Years at the World Bank (1968-1981)

Download PDF: Some observations on Hirschman’s production line on projects and programs

Nicoletta Stame

Some observations on Hirschman’s production line on projects and programs

Download PDF: Implementing Hirschman: The Social Observatory Experience

Vijayendra Rao

Implementing Hirschman: The Social Observatory Experience

Download PDF: Uncertainty as opportunity

Osvaldo Feinstein

Uncertainty as opportunity

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DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS OBSERVED

Download PDF: Transforming the Old into a Foundation for the New: Lessons of the Moldova ARIA Project

David Ellerman and Vladimir Kreacic

Transforming the Old into a Foundation for the New: Lessons of the Moldova ARIA Project

Download PDF: Going Out to the Country: World Bank Staff Decentralization and Aid Project Success

Dan Honig

Going Out to the Country: World Bank Staff Decentralization and Aid Project Success

Tom Kenyon

A Brief Recent History of Adaptive Project Management at the World Bank

Download PDF: Strategies for improving the quality of implementation of complex  development  interventions

Michael Woolcock

Strategies for improving the quality of implementation of complex development interventions

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HIRSCHMAN AND DEVELOPMENT

Download PDF: The 21st century relevance of Albert Hirschman’s  ‘tunnel effect’: The Case of South Africa

Brian Levy

The 21st century relevance of Albert Hirschman’s ‘tunnel effect’: The Case of South Africa

Download PDF: The global migration crisis through the lenses of Hirschman’s Voice and Exit paradigm

Paola Ridolfi

The global migration crisis through the lenses of Hirschman’s Voice and Exit paradigm

Download PDF: The role of agricultural and rural development policies in developed and developing countries: better understanding their connections and mutually supportive effects

Elena Saraceno

The role of agricultural and rural development policies in developed and developing countries: better understanding their connections and mutually supportive effects

Download PDF: What Is The Twenty-First Century? A Ninety-two year old survivor of the twentieth seeks an answer

Norman Birnbaum

What Is The Twenty-First Century? A Ninety-two year old survivor of the twentieth seeks an answer

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HIRSCHMAN AND SPECIFIC POLICY OPTIONS - THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Download PDF: Learning and Innovation for Governance Reform Sustainability

Leslye Amede Obiora

Learning and Innovation for Governance Reform Sustainability

Download PDF: Stimulating policy complementarities in the Regional Development Process

Raffaele Trapasso and Domenico Marino

Stimulating policy complementarities in the Regional Development Process

Download PDF: Cases of reforming in the Public sector: causes and effects

Paolo di Nola

Cases of reforming in the Public sector: causes and effects

Download PDF: The sustainability of public sector innovation: the dilemma of maintaining Good Government over time, based on Italian experiences

Tito Bianchi

The sustainability of public sector innovation: the dilemma of maintaining Good Government over time, based on Italian experiences

Download PDF: Trust and communication in citizen dialogue

Fabio Zilberstein

Trust and communication in citizen dialogue

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HIRSCHMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCE IN THE FIELD OF DEVELOPMENT

Download PDF: It’s a mess, and that’s (mostly) a good thing: Global financial governance in the current Hirschmanian conjuncture

Ilene Grabel

It’s a mess, and that’s (mostly) a good thing: Global financial governance in the current Hirschmanian conjuncture

Download PDF: Teaching and applying Hirschman - Thoughts from a practitioner turned academic

Philipp Lepenies

Teaching and applying Hirschman - Thoughts from a practitioner turned academic

Download PDF: How to complicate economics: a few observations

Luca Meldolesi

How to complicate economics: a few observations

Download PDF: The Importance of Being a Fit: Possibility Theory in Sociology and Related Social Sciences

Adriana Mica

The Importance of Being a Fit: Possibility Theory in Sociology and Related Social Sciences

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HIRSCHMAN AND SPECIFIC POLICY OPTIONS - THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Download PDF: Hirschman’s Legacy findings in dealing with the private sector

Vinni Marino

Hirschman’s Legacy findings in dealing with the private sector

Download PDF: VAT gap, mandatory e-invoicing and a surprising Latin America: where can Hirschman’s strategy lead us today?

Tommaso Di Nardo

VAT gap, mandatory e-invoicing and a surprising Latin America: where can Hirschman’s strategy lead us today?

Download PDF: The Abraham Path: Economic Development Across Fragile Communities in the West Bank

Maria Ariano

The Abraham Path: Economic Development Across Fragile Communities in the West Bank

Download PDF: From exit to voice that creates a lasting song: options diaspora talents (fail to) cultivate

Yevgeny Kuznetsov

From exit to voice that creates a lasting song: options diaspora talents (fail to) cultivate

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HIRSCHMAN AND EVALUATION AND DECISION-MAKING

Download PDF: The Value of Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Evaluation and Development

Tessie Catsambas

The Value of Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Evaluation and Development

Meenu Tewari

Sustaining Success? Voice and Accountable Discretion in Bangalore’s water for the poor program, ten years later.

Download PDF: Contribution of evaluation to democratic policies

Laura Tagle and Viviana Fini

Contribution of evaluation to democratic policies

Download PDF: Reflections of a Sanitarian

Laura Orlando

Reflections of a Sanitarian

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E-BOOK

Second Conference on Albert Hirschman’s Legacy: A Bias for Hope

The Second Conference on Albert Hirschman’s Legacy “A Bias for Hope” was held at the World Bank in October 2018. Thanks also to the location (and to the precious collaboration with the Independent Evaluation Group - WB Group), the Conference  had a prevailing theme – development – that came up again and again in different facets of the discussion and, in its turn, introduced and justified many other  significant pursuits.

This e-book  collects papers and essays by the participants, and is a witness to the vitality with which  Hirschman’s ideas continue to inspire competent work around the world, be it that of academics or practitioners, to find ways out to current predicaments, and to open up new perspectives for the improvement of our societies. Connected to the First Conference “For a Better World”, the present e-book provides clues useful for well intentioned people.