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dc.contributor.authorSAISANA Michaelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorANNONI Paolaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNARDO Michelaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T18:31:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-08en_GB
dc.date.available2010-02-25T18:31:44Z-
dc.date.created2009-07-07en_GB
dc.date.issued2009en_GB
dc.date.submitted2009-02-26en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-79-11604-9en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1018-5593en_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 23773 ENen_GB
dc.identifier.otherOPOCE LB-NA-23773-EN-Cen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50643-
dc.description.abstractLevels of performance of any government do matter in determining the quality of the civil society. The Ibrahim Index of African Governance developed by the Harvard Kennedy School shows how governance can be measured. The Index assesses governance issues over time (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006) and for 48 African countries south of the Sahara, according to a five-pillar conceptual structure: (a) Safety and Security, (b) Rule of Law, Transparency, and Corruption, (c) Participation and Human Rights, (d) Sustainable Economic Opportunity, and (e) Human Development. This report aims at validating and critically assessing the methodological approach undertaken to build the 2006 Index of African Governance, by raising two key questions: o Is the Index of African Governance internally sound and consistent from a statistical and conceptual point of view? o What scenarios could have been used to build the Index and how do the results from these scenarios compare to the original results? The overall assessment of the 2006 Index by means of multivariate analyses, uncertainty and sensitivity analyses reveals no particular shortcomings in the conceptual structure. Data-driven narratives on governance issues in Africa are also offered in this report with a view to show directions of discussions and messages that stem from an index-based analysis of governance. Overall, the Index of African Governance can be reliably used to identify weaknesses, propose remedial actions, allow for easy spatial and temporal comparisons (benchmarking), to prioritize countries in Africa of relatively low governance content, monitor and evaluate policies effectiveness and ultimately to funnel resources to countries through, for example, multilateral and bilateral agreements between African countries.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.G.9-Econometrics and applied statisticsen_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherOPOCEen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC50643en_GB
dc.titleA Robust Model to Measure Governance in African Countriesen_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2788/82544en_GB
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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