Worldwide Governance Indicators Project: Answering the Critics
The Brookings Institution
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
World Bank Institute
March 1, 2007
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4149
The Worldwide Governance Indicators, reporting estimates of six dimensions of governance for over 200 countries between 1996 and 2005, have become widely used among policymakers and academics. They have also attracted some explicit written criticisms. In this short paper the authors synthesize 11 critiques offered by four recent papers. They then refute them as either conceptually incorrect or empirically unsubstantiated.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: Governance Indicators, National Governance, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Economic Policy, Institutions and Governance, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures
Date posted: February 24, 2007
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