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Both research and operational writings from the various governance projects at the World Bank Institute can be found organized by category under  Working Papers & Articles. If you would like to know more about a paper, see what others think, or make a comment, click on "Abstract". To download a paper directly, click on "Full Text." For additional resources such as articles in Other Languages  click here; for selected media articles referring to the World Bank Institute's Governance Work  click here.

Governance Matters VI: Governance Indicators for 1996-2006 
July 2007 • D. Kaufmann, A. Kraay, and M. Mastruzzi
Abstract + Full Text (778 kb pdf)

Governance Matters V: Governance Indicators for 1996-2005 
September 2006 • D. Kaufmann, A. Kraay, and M. Mastruzzi
Abstract • Full Text (184 kb pdf)

Legal Corruption
October, 2005 •
D. Kaufmann and P. C. Vicente, Second Draft
Abstract • Full Text (765 kb pdf)

Click Refresh Button: Investment Climate Reconsidered
March 2005 edition of Development Outreach • D. Kaufmann
View article (146 kb pdf)

Governing the Investment Climate
March 2005 edition of Development Outreach • R. M. Desai and S. Pradhan
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Human Rights and Governance: The Empirical Challenge  
2004 • Daniel Kaufmann
Abstract • Full text (331 kb pdf)

Corruption, Governance and Security: Challenges for the Rich Countries and the World
September 2004 • D. Kaufmann
Abstract • Full text (1.35 mb pdf)

The Inequality of Influence
December 2002 • J. Hellman and D. Kaufmann
Abstract •Full text (98 kb pdf)

Far From Home: Do Foreign Investors Import Higher Standards of Governance in Transition Economies?
August 2002 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Abstract • Full text (120 kb pdf)

Rethinking Governance: Empirical Lessons Challenge Orthodoxy
March 2003 • D. Kaufmann
Abstract • Full text (232 kb pdf) • Executive Summary (20 kb pdf) • Abstracto en español • Texto completo en español (117 kb pdf)

Growth Without Governance (Economía, Volume 3, Number 1)
Fall 2002 • D. Kaufmann and A. Kraay
Abstract • Full text (234 kb pdf)

Seize the State, Seize the Day: State Capture, Corruption, and Influence in Transition Economies (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2444)
September 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Abstract • Synthesis (168 kb pdf) • Full text (SSRN, 464 kb pdf) • Synthesis in Russian (1.2 Mb pdf)

Confronting the Challenge of State Capture in Transition Economies 
(from the IMF's Finance and Development)
September 2001 • J. Hellman and D. Kaufmann
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 Texto completo en español (306 kb pdf) • Texte complete en français (306 kb pdf) • Full text in Russian (1.16 Mb pdf) • Full text in Chinese (1.19 Mb pdf) • Full text in Arabic (950 kb pdf)

Are Foreign Investors and Multinational Engaging in Corrupt Practices in Transition Economies? (from "Transition")
May–July 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Article summary • Full text
(31 kb pdf) • Full text in Russian (537 kb pdf)

State Capture: Who Represents the Poor? (from "WBI Development Outreach")
Winter 2001 • L. Moreno Ocampo
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Beyond the ‘Grabbing Hand’ of Government in Transition: Facing Up to 'State Capture' by the Corporate Sector (from "Transition")
August 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Article summary • Full text (63 kb pdf)
Full text in Russian (182 kb pdf)

Measuring Governance, Corruption, and State Capture: How Firms and Bureaucrats Shape the Business Environment in Transition Economies 
(World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2312)
April 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, D. Kaufmann, and M. Schankerman
Abstract • Full text (600 kb pdf)

Data Set on State Capture and Governance in Transition (BEEPS)
Download dataset (231 kb xls)

Anticorruption in Transition: A Contribution to the Policy Debate (ECA Volume)
September 2000 • A World Bank Publication
Abstract • Full text (400 kb pdf)

Slide presentation on Governance and Controlling Corruption Is Central for Socioeconomic Development and Growth: New Reports and Evidence
November 2000 • D. Kaufmann
Complete slide set (568 kb PowerPoint presentation
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Slide presentations on New Research Findings on State Capture and Governance in Transition (Synthesis)
Abridged slide set (147 kb PowerPoint presentation
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Slide presentation on"Unbundling" Governance and Corruption: Some New Empirical Findings and Collective Action Approaches 
(from presentation at Anti-Corruption Summit 2000)
September 2000 • D. Kaufmann and colleagues
Complete slide set (195 kb PowerPoint presentation)




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