The performance of development programs in the Third World has attracted considerable international interest in recent years. The focus of the discussion, for the most part, has been on the economic, financial and political factors relevant to these programs. In this book, we shall explore a neglected dimension - the role of management interventions in development programs. For reasons which will shortly be explained, the focus of the study will be on the high performers among development programs. The basic questions we shall investigate are two: what are the management and institutional interventions associated with successful development programs? What lessons can we learn from their experience?