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Author(s):
Charles P. Oman1, Christiane Arndt
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  • 1: OECD, France

27 Oct 2010
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No.:
39
Pages:
29
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5km5z9nnxwxw-en

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The use of governance indicators, as applied to developing countries, has grown spectacularly in recent years. Following the maxim that you cannot manage what you cannot measure, international investors and official development aid agencies, together with academics and the media, have turned widely to using quantitative governance indicators for both analytical and decision-making purposes – with far-reaching consequences for developing countries…
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