The Benin Institutional Diagnostic has just been released

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ADE in collaboration with OPM, University of Namur and Paris School of Economics just released the Benin Institutional Diagnostic. This report is based on a systematic and holistic study of the Beninese economic and institutional environment and how it operates.

Overall, the research reveals a “chain of causality” between four basic areas of institutional weakness in Benin, namely corruption, weak public management, opacity of public-decision making and excessive informality, and their proximate causes. The latter are political instability, the elite capture of key state functions, the weakness of the state or state capacity and the availability of quick, easy but illegal rents. These causes are related to deep underlying factors, including the nature of the political game, essentially neo-patrimonialism with multiple economic or political “Big Men”, but also geographical or ethnic factors.

The full report has been published online to provide policymakers in Benin with a comprehensive analysis aimed at identifying and alleviating institutional obstacles to faster sustainable and inclusive development. The study has also proposed a set of recommendations for improving the development outcomes of Benin.    
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The Benin Institutional Diagnostic