34 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: March 1, 2007
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.
Keywords: Governance Indicators, National Governance, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Economic Policy, Institutions and Governance, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kaufmann, Daniel and Kraay, Aart and Mastruzzi, Massimo, Worldwide Governance Indicators Project: Answering the Critics (March 1, 2007). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4149. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=965077