An Empirical Note on Tribalism and Government Effectiveness
2015 African Governance and Development Institute WP/15/023
11 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015
Date Written: June 16, 2015
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
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