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linking Accountability, corruption, and government effectiveness in Asia: an examination of World Bank Governance Indicators

Comparative Governance Reform in Asia: Democracy, Corruption, and Government Trust

ISBN: 978-1-84663-996-8, eISBN: 978-1-84663-997-5

ISSN: 0732-1317

Publication date: 4 August 2008

Abstract

This study utilizes World Bank Governance Indicators to investigate government effectiveness in Asia, both regionally and across sub-regions. Several factors seem to influence the level of government effectiveness: accountability and voice, control of corruption, and wealth and income. The presence of a democratic form of government does not seem to be an important factor, but we note that more sensitive measures of democracy might produce more positive results. We then comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the dataset and offer some suggestions for future research.

Citation

Brewer, G.A., Choi, Y. and Walker, R.M. (2008), "linking Accountability, corruption, and government effectiveness in Asia: an examination of World Bank Governance Indicators", Bowornwathana, B. and Wescott, C. (Ed.) Comparative Governance Reform in Asia: Democracy, Corruption, and Government Trust (Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 227-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0732-1317(08)17012-9

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