Structural adjustment has become the "orthodox" economic policy in developing countries. International financial institutions and the governments of the less developed countries play the major roles in determining the success of this restructuring. International institutions, through structural adjustment loans (SALs), provide both impetus and guidance to developing countries. The governments must provide a process of stabilization to precede structural adjustment, if it is to succeed. Economists and scholars in developmental, regional, and financial economics will find this work a fine addition to their research and collections.