A Decade of Measuring the Quality of Governance: Governance Matters 2007Worldwide Governance Indicators, 1996–2006
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A dozen years ago virtually no internationally comparable measures of governance or corruption existed. Since then, the world has seen an explosion of empirical research aimed at measuring governance, monitoring country progress, understanding the causes and consequences of good governance for development, and learning from successes and failures. The Worldwide Governance Indicators described in this booklet are one contribution to that explosion.
The Worldwide Governance Indicators, which capture six key dimensions of governance, were published every other year between 1996 and 2002. To meet strong demand, since 2002 they are released annually. Virtually all of the individual data sources underlying the aggregate indicators are, along with the indicators themselves, available electronically at www.govindicators.org. This collection of detailed individual and agrégate indicators covering a decade is one of the world’s largest publicly available compilations of data on governance.Author(s): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank