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dc.contributor.authorKnoll, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorZloczysti, Petraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-18T13:51:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-18T13:51:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57255-
dc.description.abstractThis paper assesses the validity of the perception-based governance indicators used by the US Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) for aid allocation decisions. By conducting Explanatory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of data from 1996 to 2009, we find that although the MCA purports to measure seven distinct dimensions of governance, only two discrete underlying dimensions, the perceived 'participatory dimension of governance' and the perceived 'overall quality of governance,' can be identified. Our results also show that some of the doubts that have been raised concerning the validity of perception-based governance indicators are less warranted when the indicators are applied exclusively to developing countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers, German Institute for Economic Research 1148en_US
dc.subject.jelC38en_US
dc.subject.jelF35en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAid Allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordGovernance Indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordFactor Analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordMCAen_US
dc.subject.keywordUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfekonditionenen_US
dc.subject.stwGood Governanceen_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwMillennium Development Goalsen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe good governance indicators of the millennium challenge account: How many dimensions are really being measured?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn689504810en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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