Research Summary 29, How do natural resource rents affect budget coalitions? A comparative study of three Andean states.
This paper analyzes how the presence of natural resource revenues affected the number and cooperation incentives of political actors in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The paper suggests that the absence of effective political parties undermined the benefits of the decentralization process and gave presidents greater discretionality over the allocation and execution of resource rents.
This is a two-page summary of a forthcoming Working Paper.
Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies, 2 pp.