Governance and Civil War Onset Fearon, James D. 2012-06-26T15:38:53Z 2012-06-26T15:38:53Z 2011-08-31
dc.description.abstract Supports the view that low-income countries have a greater risk of violent conflict due to poor governance and weak institutions. Some have argued for a direct causal effect via a country's labor market, but a major obstacle to assessing these arguments has been the lack of direct measures of the quality of a country's governance or institutions. Based on various World Bank indexes and indicators, it is possible to assess the impact of the income level on conflict likelihood. Remarkably, given that governance indicators change little over time, even within countries, improvements in governance tend to reduce subsequent conflict risk. Overall, aid in conflict-affected countries needs to do more than try to raise incomes through project lending. If capable government is indeed the root of the problem of conflict and development more than a 'poverty trap,' for example, then a more integrated approach that draws from the peacebuilding and state building experience of UN and other peacekeeping operations may be necessary. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject World Development Report 2011
dc.subject Governance
dc.subject Civil War
dc.subject Civil conflict
dc.subject Human rights
dc.subject Conflict trends
dc.title Governance and Civil War Onset en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative Europe and Central Asia
okr.region.administrative Middle East and North Africa
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean
okr.region.administrative South Asia
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Governance
okr.topic Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Public Sector
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