The Politics of Governance Ratings

Arndt, Christiane and Oman, Charles (2008). The Politics of Governance Ratings. Maastricht University.

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  • Author Arndt, Christiane
    Oman, Charles
    Title The Politics of Governance Ratings
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Maastricht
    Publisher Maastricht University
    Pages 35
    Abstract Rapidly rising attention to the quality of governance in developing countries is driving fast growth in the use of governance ���indicators�۝, for the purpose of both aid-allocation and investment decisions, and for academic analysis. Some International Organisations, and most prominently the World Bank, play a leading role, both in the supply and use of cross-country governance ratings. This paper attempts to explain i) the reasons for this role, ii) the problems associated with the most popular indicators produced by the World Bank, and iii) the reasons for the popularity and widespread misuse of these indicators. It argues that, while there will never be one perfect governance indicator, the production and use of more transparent governance indicators will better serve the needs of users and developing countries alike.
    Copyright Holder Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
    Copyright Year 2008
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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