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Understanding Governance and Corruption Using Survey Data: A Novel Approach and Its Applications in Policy and Research

  • Francesca Recanatini
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Abstract

Cross-country evidence has shown the negative impact of poor governance and corruption on citizens and business people. Researchers and practitioners, however, need more disaggregated data for policy design, implementation, and monitoring. This chapter introduces an alternative methodology that allows institutions to be measured in a more disaggregated way using survey data to create indicators at the agency and sub-national levels. The experiential data used also allows the evaluation of the degree of implementation of regulations within public agencies rather than their quality. The chapter discusses two research applications that have shed light on the links between the quality of institutions, service delivery, and corruption. It also provides an overview of selected cases where these indicators have supported policy-makers in the design of governance reforms.

Keywords

Governance Institutions Corruption Indicators 

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  • Francesca Recanatini
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  1. 1.World BankWashington, DCUSA

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