An Empirical Note on Tribalism and Government Effectiveness

2015 African Governance and Development Institute WP/15/023

11 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015

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Oasis Kodila-Tedika

University of Kinshasa - Department of Economics

Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Date Written: June 16, 2015

Abstract

This study assesses the relationship between tribalism (the tribalism index) and government effectiveness (per the World Bank) in 65 countries using cross-sectional data averages from 2000-2010. This study finds that countries with high-tribal populations generally enjoy bad governance in terms of government ineffectiveness. Government ineffectiveness and tribalism are found to mutually reinforce each other in a robust relationship.

Keywords: Institutions, Tribalism, Government effectiveness

JEL Classification: D02, D73, I20, O55

Suggested Citation

Kodila-Tedika, Oasis and Asongu, Simplice, An Empirical Note on Tribalism and Government Effectiveness (June 16, 2015). 2015 African Governance and Development Institute WP/15/023. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2661427 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2661427

Oasis Kodila-Tedika (Contact Author)

University of Kinshasa - Department of Economics ( email )

Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 8413
Yaoundé, 8413
Cameroon

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