Kaufmann, Daniel and Kraay, Aart (2008): Governance Indicators: Where Are We, Where Should We Be Going? Published in: World Bank Research Observer
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Progress in measuring governance is assessed using a simple framework that distinguishes between indicators that measure formal rules and indicators that measure the practical application or outcomes of these rules. The analysis calls attention to the strengths and weaknesses of both types of indicators as well as the complementarities between them. It distinguishes between the views of experts and the results of surveys and assesses the merits of aggregate as opposed to individual governance indicators. Some simple principles are identified to guide the use and refinement of existing governance indicators and the development of future indicators. These include transparently disclosing diversity of indicators and exploiting complementarities among them, submitting all indicators to rigorous public and academic scrutiny, and being realistic in expectations of future indicators.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Governance Indicators: Where Are We, Where Should We Be Going?|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O17 - Formal and Informal Sectors ; Shadow Economy ; Institutional Arrangements
|Depositing User:||Laisa Daza|
|Date Deposited:||10. Apr 2008 18:16|
|Last Modified:||21. Feb 2013 12:29|
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