Governance Matters VII : Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators 1996-2007

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Kaufmann, Daniel
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Kraay, Aart
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Mastruzzi, Massimo
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2012-06-01T16:14:23Z
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2012-06-01T16:14:23Z
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2008-06
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2017-12-14T05:45:17Z
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This paper reports on the latest update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) research project, covering 212 countries and territories and measuring six dimensions of governance between 1996 and 2007: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption. The latest aggregate indicators are based on hundreds of specific and disaggregated individual variables measuring various dimensions of governance, taken from 35 data sources provided by 32 different organizations. The data reflect the views on governance of public sector, private sector and NGO experts, as well as thousands of citizen and firm survey respondents worldwide. The authors also explicitly report the margins of error accompanying each country estimate. These reflect the inherent difficulties in measuring governance using any kind of data. The authors also briefly describe the evolution of the WGI since its inception, and show that the margins of error on the aggregate governance indicators have declined over the years, even though they still remain non-trivial. The authors find that even after taking margins of error into account, the WGI permit meaningful cross-country comparisons as well as monitoring progress over time. In less than a decade, a substantial number of countries exhibit statistically significant improvements in at least one dimension of governance, while other countries exhibit deterioration in some dimensions. These aggregate indicators, spanning more than a decade, together with the disaggregated individual indicators, are available at www.govindicators.org.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2008/06/9590599/governance-matters-vii-aggregate-individual-governance-indicators-1996-2007
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/6870
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper No. 4654
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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ADB
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AGGREGATE GOVERNANCE
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AGGREGATE GOVERNANCE INDICATORS
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AGGREGATE INDICATOR
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AGGREGATE INDICATORS
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AGGREGATING GOVERNANCE INDICATORS
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AGGREGATION METHODOLOGY
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AGGREGATION PROCEDURE
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AUTHORITY
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BRIBE
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BUDGET MANAGEMENT
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BURDEN OF REGULATIONS
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT SURVEYS
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CITIZEN
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CITIZENS
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CIVIL SERVICE
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COMMERCIAL RISK RATING AGENCIES
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COMPARISONS OF GOVERNANCE
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COMPOSITE INDICATORS
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CONFIDENCE
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CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT
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CONTROL OF CORRUPTION
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CORRUPT
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CORRUPTION
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CORRUPTION INDICATOR
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CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS
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CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX
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COUNTRY COMPARISONS
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COUNTRY COVERAGE
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COUNTRY ESTIMATE
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COUNTRY RANKINGS
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COUNTRY RATINGS
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COUNTRY RISK GUIDE
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CPI
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CRIME
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DATA AVAILABILITY
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DEMOCRACY
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DIMENSION OF GOVERNANCE
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DIMENSIONS OF GOVERNANCE
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DOMESTIC FIRMS
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ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
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ECONOMIC POLICY
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EMPLOYMENT
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ETHICS
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EXCHANGE OF IDEAS
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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
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GOOD GOVERNANCE
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GOVERNANCE COMPONENT
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GOVERNANCE DATA
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GOVERNANCE ESTIMATE
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GOVERNANCE ESTIMATES
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GOVERNANCE INDEX
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GOVERNANCE INDICATOR
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GOVERNANCE INDICATORS
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GOVERNANCE PERCEPTIONS
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GOVERNANCE PERFORMANCE
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GOVERNANCE PROGRAM
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GOVERNANCE QUALITY
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GOVERNANCE RATING
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GOVERNANCE REFORMS
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GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVENESS
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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
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HUMAN RIGHTS
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IMPROVEMENTS IN GOVERNANCE
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INITIATIVE
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INSTITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE
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INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY
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INTEGRITY
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INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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INVESTMENT CLIMATE
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JUDICIARY
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR MARKET POLICIES
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LAWS
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LEVELS OF GOVERNANCE
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MACROECONOMICS
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MEASUREMENT ERROR
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MEASURING GOVERNANCE
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MEDIA
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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
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NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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NOTIONS OF GOVERNANCE
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ORGANIZED CRIME
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PARLIAMENT
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PERCEPTIONS INDEX
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POLICE
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POLICY ADVICE
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLITICAL ECONOMIC RISK
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POLITICAL RISK
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POLITICAL STABILITY
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PRIVATE GAIN
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PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
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PROPERTY RIGHTS
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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
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PUBLIC DEBT
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PUBLIC EXPENDITURES
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PUBLIC OPINION
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PUBLIC POWER
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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PUBLIC SERVICES
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PUBLIC-SECTOR
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QUALITY OF GOVERNANCE
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QUALITY OF PUBLIC
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REGULATORY QUALITY
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RESOURCE ALLOCATION
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RULE OF LAW
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SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
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STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY
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TERRORISM
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TRADE POLICY
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
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UNOBSERVED COMPONENTS MODEL
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UNOBSERVED GOVERNANCE
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VIOLENCE
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VOTING
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WORLDWIDE GOVERNANCE INDICATORS
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Governance Matters VII : Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators 1996-2007
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2008/06/9590599/governance-matters-vii-aggregate-individual-governance-indicators-1996-2007
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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yes
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10.1596/1813-9450-4654
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000158349_20080624113458
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9590599
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WPS4654
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2008/06/24/000158349_20080624113458/Rendered/PDF/wps4654.pdf
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Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures
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Banks and Banking Reform
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Economic Policy
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Institutions and Governance
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Governance :: National Governance
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Finance and Financial Sector Development
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
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Public Sector Development
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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