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Institutions and the Resource Curse This paper demonstrates that the question if a country's richness in natural resources translates into a resource curse depends on the quality of this country's institutions. Read More...
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Is corruption really bad for inequality? Evidence from Latin America In this paper the authors present new evidence regarding the relationship between corruption and income inequality. They use panel data to show that in Latin America lower levels of corruption are correlated with higher income inequality. The authors’ contribution is two-fold. Firstly, they provide an empirical investigation of the link between corruption, a mechanism that is most commonly used to explain the region’s problems, and inequality in Latin America. Secondly, their findings challenge empirical work in other regions of the world, which find corruption and inequality to be positively related, while building on recent theoretical findings that the relationship between corruption and inequality is non-monotonic. They use four-year panel data over the period of 1982-2002 for 19 Latin American countries. Read More...
The State of Governance in Bangladesh in 2009: Entitlement, Responsiveness, Sustainability The Institute of Governance Studies at BRAC University has recently published four summary reports from its annual publication, the State of Governance in Bangladesh. The State of Governance is the only governance report published on Bangladesh from Bangladesh. The summary reports deal with: the use of information technology to improve public service delivery to the poor, the energy sector, food security and labour migration. These reports offer excellent illustrations of the challenges of implementing good governance measures in a developing country with very limited capacity and resources. Read More...
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Failed State Index The Failed State Index analyses literature and datasets according to a framework developed to build conflict assessments and vulnerability to conflict at country level. The index is based on the use of 12 indicators around areas of social indicators, refugees, group grievance, human flight, economic indicators, economic decline, political indicators, public services, human rights, security apparatus, factionalised elites, and external intervention. Read More...
Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance uses 84 criteria across four main pillars of safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development to assess the quality of governance in Africa. Read More...
Corruption Perceptions Index 2010 The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the perceived level of public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the world. The CPI is a "survey of surveys", based on 13 different expert and business surveys. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem. The complete ranking and analysis of the findings can be found at: http://transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2010/results Please use the link below to download the dataset. Read More...
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