Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123584
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/13/007
Abstract: 
Crimes and conflicts are seriously undermining African development. This article assesses the best governance tools in the fight against the scourges. The following findings are established. (1) Democracy, autocracy and voice & accountability have no significant negative correlations with crime. (2) The increasing relevance of government quality in the fight is as follows: regulation quality, government effectiveness, political stability, rule of law and corruption-control. (3) Corruption-control is the most effective mechanism in fighting crime (conflicts). The findings are significantly strong when controlling for age dependency, number of police (and security) officers, per capita economic prosperity, educational level and population density. Justifications for the edge of corruption-control (as the most effective governance tool) and policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Security
Governance
Conflicts
Crime
Africa
JEL: 
F52
K42
O17
O55
P16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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