Africa's statistical tragedy: best statistics, best government effectiveness
AbstractWe analyze the effect of the Statistical Capacity on government effectiveness/efficiency, using a cross-sectional and panel data for a sample of 48 countries African for a period of 2003-2008.The results show that Statistical Capacity positively affects government effectiveness/efficiency. The positive effect of Statistical Capacity is robust to controlling for other determinants of institutional quality and number of estimation techniques.It follows that countries with higher Statistical Capacity levels enjoy institution of better qualitythan countries with low levels of Statistical Capacity.
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Date of creation: 15 Aug 2012
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Sub-Saharan Africa; Institution; Statistical Capacity; Information; Government effectiveness;
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