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Title:Does government keep its word? An analysis of the implementation of agricultural policies in Nigeria, 1970-1993
Author:Garba, P. KasseyISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:agricultural policy
Abstract:The paper investigates two questions that derive from private concerns about the implmentation of public policies using the case of agricultural policy in Nigeria for the period 1970-1993. First, is the deviation in the implemention of agricultural policy significant? Second, is the claim that government does not keep its word valid with respect to the implementation of agricultural policy? Estimates of implementation deviation show that it was significant, persistent, and volatile. Thus, the estimates do not contradict the claim of private agents that government does not keep its word. Even without a comprehensive evaluation of credibility of agricultural policies, it is hardly likely that a policy would be credible if implemetation deviations are as stated above. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited].