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Is Good Governance Good for Development?
     

Is Good Governance Good for Development?

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram
 

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While good governance is a worthy goal by itself, it is not
a prerequisite for economic growth or development. This volume challenges the
conventional good governance paradigm favoured by the donor community. It
exposes the methodological shortcomings of the commonly used governance
indicators developed within the World Bank. It highlights the

Overview

While good governance is a worthy goal by itself, it is not
a prerequisite for economic growth or development. This volume challenges the
conventional good governance paradigm favoured by the donor community. It
exposes the methodological shortcomings of the commonly used governance
indicators developed within the World Bank. It highlights the conceptual
limitations or lack of clarity of good governance and debunks the central plank
of the good governance hypothesis that good governance causes economic growth.


The volume demonstrates that good governance can mean many things, and
countries possessing features of good governance can be different both
structurally and institutionally. Countries that are developed now did not have
the ideal features of good governance - these features evolved with economic
growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780932507
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/02/2012
Series:
United Nations Series on Development
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jomo Kwame Sundaram has been Assistant Secretary-General for
Economic Development in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social
Affairs (UN-DESA) since 2005, and G24 Research Coordinator since 2006. He was
awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic
Thought in 2007.

Anisuzzman (Anis) Chowdhury is Professor of Economics,
University of Western Sydney and currently works as Senior Economic
Affairs Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary General, UN-DESA.
He has published widely on macroeconomic and developmental issues and
was founding managing editor (1995-2008) of the Journal of the Asia
Pacific Economy.
Jomo Kwame Sundaram has been Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) since 2005, and G24 Research Coordinator since 2006. He was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007.
Anisuzzman (Anis) Chowdhury is Professor of Economics, University of Western Sydney and currently works as Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary General, UN-DESA. He has published widely on macroeconomic and developmental issues and was founding managing editor (1995-2008) of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy.
Anisuzzman (Anis) Chowdhury is Professor of Economics, University of Western Sydney and currently works as Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary General, UN-DESA. He has published widely on macroeconomic and developmental issues and was founding managing editor (1995-2008) of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy.

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