Citizen-centric governance indicators : measuring and monitoring governance by listening to the people and not the interest groups
AbstractGovernance indicators are now widely used as tools for conducting development dialogue, allocating external assistance, and influencing foreign direct investment. This paper argues that available governance indicators are not suitable for these purposes as they do not conceptualize governance and fail to capture how citizens perceive the governance environment and outcomes in their countries. The paper attempts to fill this void by conceptualizing governance and implementing a uniform and consistent framework for measuring governance quality across countries and over time based on citizens'evaluations. Using data from the World Values Survey (and other sources) we implement this framework into practice and build citizen-centric governance indicators for 120 countries over the period 1994 to 2005.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5181.
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2010
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Governance Indicators; National Governance; Public Sector Corruption&Anticorruption Measures; Banks&Banking Reform; Economic Policy; Institutions and Governance;
Other versions of this item:
- Maksym Ivanyna & Anwar Shah, 2009. "Citizen-centric governance indicators: Measuring and monitoring governance by listening to the people and not the interest groups," Working Papers 077, Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE).
- Ivanyna, Maksym & Shah, Anwar, 2009. "Citizen-Centric Governance Indicators: Measuring and Monitoring Governance by Listening to the People and Not the Interest Groups," Economics Discussion Papers 2009-27, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
- H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
- H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
- H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-01-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2010-01-23 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-PBE-2010-01-23 (Public Economics)
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