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C. Attempts by the Bank and other donors to tackle the wage compression problem, as a proxy for the much larger problem of incentives (assumed to be a major cause of poor performance and the flight of professionals), led also to ad hoc measures such as salary supplements which effectively undermined structural pay reforms. They raised major equity issues and proved to be unsustainable without donor assistance, thus reinforcing the donor dependency syndrome. Furthermore, these measures obfuscate the real budgetary effects through an accounting transfer of increased personnel cost from the wage bill to project costs under public investment programs, thereby aggravating the misrepresentation of the budget categories.

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E. after allowing for new recruitment that continued despite the freeze) were about nine to ten thousand each year for 1987 and 1988. Although donors' estimates are generally lower (about 20 percent less), the social impact is still quite substantial if one considers that each civil servant's salary assists five to ten direct and extended family members. The same can be said of Guinea and The Gambia. On the qualitative side, both the fiscal and efficiency impacts were substantially less than expected.

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