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Africa’s Statistical Tragedy : Best Statistics, Best Government Effectiveness

Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
Department of Economics, University of Kinshasa, B.P. 832 KIN XI,
Kinshasa

Africa’s statistical tragedy : best statistics, best government effectiveness

Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
Department of Economics, University of Kinshasa, B.P. 832 KIN XI,
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
August 15, 2012

He analyze the effect of the Statistical Capacity on government
effectiveness/efficiency, using a cross-sectional and panel data for a sample of 48 countries African for a period of 2003-2008. The results show that Statistical Capacity positively affects government effectiveness/efficiency.

The positive effect of Statistical Capacity is robust to controlling for other determinants of institutional quality and number of estimation techniques. It follows that countries with higher Statistical Capacity levels enjoy institution of better quality than countries with low levels of Statistical Capacity.

Keys words : Sub-Saharan Africa, Institution, Statistical Capacity, Information

JEL Code : C43, D8, D73, O17, O15, P48, N17

Publié le 22 août 2012

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