Research: Global Governance Quality Remains Stagnant

Wednesday, 17 August, 2005 - 14:40

CalTrade Report, 17 August 2005 CalTrade notes that, according to a new report issued by the World Bank, aid flows ''are most effective in countries with good institutional quality.'' Research results

CalTrade Report, 17 August 2005

CalTrade notes that, according to a new report issued by the World Bank, aid flows ''are most effective in countries with good institutional quality.'' Research results indicate that "[s]imple "good governance" can deliver significant improvements in living standards for the people in developing countries."

CalTrade observes that "[t]he report is considered one of most comprehensive development studies ever compiled utilizing half a dozen "governance indicators" including global levels of corruption, government regulatory control, bureaucracy, and the rule of law in 209 countries from 1996 to 2004."

Apparently, "[a] key finding is that a realistic improvement in, for example, the quality of rule of law in a country can be expected to result, on average, in about a 300% increase in per capita incomes in the longer term."

CalTrade comments that many "governments as well as Non-Governmental Organizations such as civil society groups are reportedly utilizing the MCA indicators for monitoring performance, analysis and policy input, while others are using the indicators to promote change within their own countries."

Read the full article online at the CalTrade Website .

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