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Response to ‘What do the Worldwide Governance Indicators Measure?’


  • Daniel Kaufmann

    (Brookings Institution, Washington)

  • Aart Kraay

    (World Bank Research Department, Washington)

  • Massimo Mastruzzi

    (World Bank Institute, Washington)


Thomas (2009) rejette les indicateurs mondiaux de gouvernance (IMG) en considérant qu′ils constituent une hypothèse élaborée mais non confirmée en raison de l′échec à démontrer la « validité de construit » de ces indicateurs. Nous soutenons que la « validité de construit » n′est pas un instrument utile pour évaluer les mérites des IMG et que, même si c′était le cas, Thomas ne fournit aucune preuve d′une quelconque conséquence concrète du non respect du critère de « validité de construit ».

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  • Daniel Kaufmann & Aart Kraay & Massimo Mastruzzi, 2010. "Response to ‘What do the Worldwide Governance Indicators Measure?’," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan;European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), vol. 22(1), pages 55-58, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:eurjdr:v:22:y:2010:i:1:p:55-58

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