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Troubling Governance and Corruption Indicators
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Oct 2008

Taking a closer look at recently released indices of development can help to explain why the Arab world is undergoing serious political, economic, and social crises. The results of the 2007 Good Governance Indicators for the Middle East and North Africa (published by the World Bank) and the 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index for the Arab world (prepared by Transparency International) provide evidence of structural malfunction and corruption in Arab regimes. For its part, the 2008 Failed State Index reflects dysfunction in the social environment.

Liberia: The Importance of Country Ownership and Good Governance
All Africa, 23 October 2008

Let us, for example, look at the World Bank Institute’s Worldwide Governance Indicators. On every one of the six indicators, the average score for African democracies has improved over the last decade. Unfortunately, for the non-democracies, the scores have deteriorated. That, in a nutshell, tells a lot about the relationship between democracy, local ownership, and good governance.

Liberia: Political Charade Or Facts
All Africa, 15 Oct 2008

Still yet and most importantly, they said, the July 2008 survey report of the Worldwide Governance Indicators Institute (WGI) of the World Bank World Bank Institute rated Liberia the most improved country across the globe on the issue of corruption control.

From corruption to poverty, Arab regimes are failing
Daily Star, 15 Oct 2008

The World Bank's Good Governance Indicators provide a more in-depth view of these realties. Good governance indicators include the degree of voice and accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption.

Botswana: Country losing its shine?
Afrika, 6 Oct 2008

In this case, a set of six indicators, known as the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), were used to arrive at the findings contained in the study. These indicators are voice and accountability; political stability and absence of violence; government effectiveness; regulatory quality and regulations that permit and promote private sector development; rule of law and control of corruption.

Fitch affirms Malta at A+; outlook stable
The Malta Independence online, 8 Sept 2008

Malta’s ‘A+’ rating is supported by healthy governance indicators reflected in strong institutions, a well capitalised banking system and membership of the euro area which reduces exchange rate and external financing risks.

Liberia: UP Rejects Liberty Party, CDC Calls
All Africa, 3 Sept 2008

The Unity Party (UP) says it welcomes the ongoing probe of what seems to be a fraudulent act said to have been uncovered and published by FrontPage Africa, an online news magazine… …"True to these principles, the World Bank Institute released the worldwide governance indicators showcasing the extent to which Liberia has succeeded in combating corruption than any other country over the last two years."

Turkey struggles to fight corruption
Today's Zaman, 27 Aug 2008

In its Third National Program, Turkey has pledged to make comprehensive amendments to the Turkish Penal Code (TCK), the Code on Criminal Procedure (CMK), and the Law of Misdemeanors in an effort to fight corruption and to establish a parliamentary political ethics commission to bring transparency to political financing. According to the bank's 2008 Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) report, Turkey's percentile rank for the category of freedom of speech and accountability, one of the six key governance indicators used in the research, rose to 41.8 percent, up from 34.0 in 1996.

REPOA:Posts positive report on graft Tanzania
Jamii Forums Blog, 27 Aug 2008.

Commenting on the report, the Minister of State in the President’s Office (Good Governance), Ms Sophia Simba said ordinary citizens have now become “slaves of corruption” because of growing desire to live better lives without requisite investment. Ms Simba attributed the trend towards lavish lifestyles to globalization, saying the world was becoming smaller by the day… … The minister cited other initiatives as that of the Public Service Commission in which various service charters were prepared in the public service which had since helped improve the delivery of services. As a result, the World Bank’s governance indicators now place Tanzania among countries that experienced remarkable improvement in the control of corruption between 1998 and 2006.

The Re-Musketeers
The Indian Institute of Planning and Management blog, 26 Aug 2008

Globally, there's no concrete evidence on whether political parties got re-elected (or elected) on the back of governance issues; at the moment, it's an open debate, says A. Sandeep A utopian world would have been one in which globally, all governments got re-elected or elected only on the basis of their performance on various governance indicators. Such indicators, as defined by The World Bank, include accountability with respect to civil liberties, political stability, effectiveness of the government, corruption, and the rule of law.

Good news from Chile
VIVA! blog, 26 Aug 2008

Since Latin America is not a region characterized by strong accountability systems, good governance (see World Governance Indicators) and staggering development, this kind of laws can set the ground for improvements.

Liberia: Govt, U.S. Probe Biggest Scandal Ever
AllAfrica.com. 26 Aug 2008

In July this year, the World Bank Institute released the Worldwide Governance Indicators that stated categorically that Liberia has shown the largest improvement of any country in the world in controlling corruption over the last two years. The Sirleaf administration intends to keep the pride generated by those indicators, but not if a big corruption scandal being circulated on the internet is anything to consider.

Counter-corruption commission highlights local flavor of widespread graft
Asia Sentinel, 30 July 2008

The government points to a World Bank study, Governance Matters 2008, that shows substantial improvement in government accountability and effectiveness, stability, rule of law and battling corruption, although the improvement is relative.

Liberia: Country Sets World Record, World Bank Corruption Control Statistics Indicates
All Africa, The Analyst (Monrovia), 23 July 2008

Corruption had become so endemic that observers have come to the conclusion that it is the virus that caused the "acquired fiscal management deficiency syndrome" of governance in Liberia.

World Bank Shots on Corruption
The World Street Journal, 23 July 2008

The World Bank is nothing if not persistent. In recent weeks, the bank has announced low-interest loans of $320 million apiece to Bangladesh and Vietnam, despite their awful corruption records. Since May, Bangladesh's military-backed government has arrested an estimated 12,000 people without charge and confined them to overcrowded prisons.

World Bank says Africa making rapid progress in governance
Afriquenligne, 11 July 2008

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Governments of many developing country are making important gains in the fight against corruption and some of them are matching rich country performance in overall governance measures, according to this year's updated version of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) compiled by World Ba n k researchers.

Sri Lanka in midway mark on WGI
The Island online, 9 July 2008

A recent study of governance indicators gave Sri Lanka a percentile rank of 57 for Controlling Corruption, which means it did better than 57 of the 212 countries and territories evaluated.

African nations still struggle with governance
SmartBrief, DC - 8 July 2008

Although many with investments in Africa say the political state is improving, a report from the World Bank says significant issues remain. Africa's governance indicators have been improving since 2000, though they are still lower than their 1996 levels. According to the report, Africa scores well for political stability and the absence of violence, while government effectiveness, regulatory quality and rule of law are problem areas.

Is Africa recovering?
The Economist Intelligence Unit ViewsWire, 7 July 2008

The World Bank's latest report on the political state of AfricaThe World Bank’s governance indicators may be imperfect but they are a useful tool for investors.Politicians, donors and businesspeople with African investments increasingly claim that conditions on the ground are improving: economic policies are improving, economies are growing faster, the region is more politically stable and governance is getting better.

Botswana ranked with the rich in governance
Palapye.com News, 7 July 2008

Botswana continues to be an example to many African countries on governance issues on the back of tight control on corruption and economic and political stability. According to the 2008 Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) report compiled by World Bank researchers, Botswana is among over a dozen developing countries showing great progress in governance issues.

Rwanda: Country Shows Major Improvements in Governance - World Bank Report
All Africa, 30 June 2008

A new report released by the World Bank indicates that Rwanda has registered significant improvement in governance. The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) 2008 released Tuesday tallies individual governance indicators for 212 countries over the period 1996-2007. The results are based on the six dimensions of governance: political stability and absence of violence, control of corruption, government effectiveness, rule of law, voice and accountability and regulatory quality.

World Bank Institute study
Guyana Live, 30 June 2008

Guyana has scored moderately in the Worldwide Governance Indicators 1996 - 2007, garnering above 50 out of 100 in only two of the six criteria by which governance is measured in the study, says a World Bank Institute (WGI) Report entitled Governance Matters 2008. The report gives the most recent 2007 data on six dimensions of governance from the WGI project: Voice and Accountability (in which Guyana scored 51 out of 100), Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism (33), Government Effectiveness (54), Regulatory Quality (33), Rule of Law (35), and Control of Corruption (32).

Worsening corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 June 2008

A World Bank study released last week said that corruption in the Philippines is perceived to be the worst among East Asia’s leading economies. The Philippines is now at the bottom of the list of East Asia’s 10 largest economies when it comes to control of corruption, edged out by Indonesia, which scored the worst in the region in the 2007 survey. The Philippines’ percentile rank for corruption fell to 22 percent from 23 percent last year.

World Bank gives Beirut even poorer marks
Lebanon News Network, 30 June 2008

The World Bank said Lebanon ranks 150th globally and 13th in the Middle East and North Africa region in terms of government effectiveness. In its annual governance indicators, the World Bank said Lebanon has fallen in general terms of rankings on five of the six indicators in 2007. The indicators cover 212 countries and are rated on a scale of -2.5 to +2.5.

WGI show Tajikistan making some progress in governance
Times of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan - Jun 27, 2008

This year’s updated version of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), compiled by World Bank researchers, shows many developing country governments...

Professor Tommy Koh's Summary Statement at the Closing of the Water Leaders Summit, Singapore International Water Week
Fox Business, 27 June 2008

I have been asked to attempt to synthesize the rich discourse we have had for the last 2 days and to summarise the highlights or learning points.(...) Third, good governance, meaning governance based upon merit, competence, integrity, transparency, accountability and equity, is vital to tackling all our challenges. I welcome the World Bank's annual Worldwide Governance Indicators Survey. The Bank has found from its survey that better governance helps to fight poverty and improves living standard.

Korean Gov't Rated Poorly in World Bank Survey
English Chosun, 27 June 2008

Korea ranks last place among the 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member states in six categories of governance, according to the World Bank's "Worldwide Governance Indicators 2007" report released on Wednesday. On a 100-point scale based on data from last year, Korea scored 67 in voice and accountability, 62 in political stability and absence of violence, 86 in government effectiveness, 79 in regulatory quality, 75 in rule of law and 68 in control of corruption.

Turkey makes progress in corruption control, regresses in rule of law
Today's Zaman, 27 June 2008

According to a report released Tuesday by the World Bank, Turkey’s indicators from last year show improvements in the categories of freedom of speech and accountability; political instability and violence; and government effectiveness and control of corruption, but a decline in the quality of regulatory bodies and in the supremacy of the rule of law.

Poverty Reduction Forum Kicks-Off With Germany Announcing Debt Cancellaltion of 400 Million US Dollars
All Africa , 27 June 2008

"Just yesterday, the World Bank Institute released its new Governance Indicators for 2007 and it showed a large improvement for Liberia for the second year in a row. In 2004, Liberia ranked 190th of 206 countries in the world on 'control of corruption' - one of the worst rankings in the world. In 2006, our ranking jumped to 145. And in 2007, we moved up to 113. In three years, we have moved up 73 places. I am not yet satisfied, but I am pleased our efforts are beginning to show results."

World Bank - Botswana Gets High Marks in 2008 Governance Indicators
ENP Newswire , 27 June 2008

Botswana is among over a dozen developing countries showing great progress in governance issues. This, according to the 2008 updated version of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) compiled by World Bank researchers.

Pakistan slips in World Bank governance indicator report
Gulf Times, Qatar - Jun 26, 2008

LAHORE: The rhetoric of the pro-Musharraf former Pakistan government headed by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz about good governance has been exposed a new World Bank report, ‘Governance Matters VII,’ which states that governance in the country deteriorated to the lowest ebb in 2007 than a decade ago.

GOVERNANCE MATTERS 2008: RELEASE OF WORLDWIDE GOVERNANCE INDICATORS (WGI)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, 26 June 2008

Cross-country indicators show that governance matters. The new research study report in the 'Governance Matters' series has been released by the World Bank Institute, containing the updated and expanded set of Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) for 212 countries and territories.

India ranked 74 on corruption index; Pakistan, Russia more corrupt
Economic Times, India, June 26 2008

NEW YORK: India has been ranked a lowly 74, two steps down since last year, among 180 countries of the world on the worldwide Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), prepared by independent international agency Transparency International. However, corruption is much higher in Pakistan which occupies 140th place, a little below Iran, Libya and Nepal which are ranked 133, 134 and 135 respectively.

Corruption Assessment According to World Bank
Harian Ekonomi Neraca, Indonesia, June 26 2008

Amidst euphoria of corruption eradication, World Bank, through its Worldwide Governance Indicators, announced that Indonesia experienced significant improvement on voice & accountability, control of corruption and government effectiveness over the last several years.

Corruption Control in Indonesia Gets Better
Harian Ekonomi Neraca, Indonesia, June 26 2008

World Bank revealed that Indonesia has succeeded in improving corruption control and even surpassed several neighboring countries in voice and accountability. It was revealed in World Bank's latest Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) report launched last Tuesday.

World Bank: fight against corruption slackens in majority of SEE countries
Southeast European Times, Mozambique, June 26 2008

Only five of the Southeast European (SEE) countries made progress in fighting corruption in 2007, the World Bank said in a new study released on Tuesday (June 24th). Kosovo and Bulgaria are among the other seven nations that deteriorated on this front, according to the Bank's annual World Governance Indicators (WGI) report.

RP ranks low in WB study on governance indictators
ABS CBN News, Philippines, Jun 26 2008

A World Bank study has listed the Philippines as among countries that need improvement in governance performance.In its Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) 2008 report released June 24, the study gave the Philippines a low percentile rank of 10 in political stability and absence of violence, one of the five governance indicators monitored by the study. Its 2008 rank was almost the same as in 2007, which was 11.

World Bank: CR should improve corruption control
Prague Daily Monitor, Czech Republic - Jun 25, 2008

New York, June 25 (CTK) - The fight against corruption is on a relatively low level in the Czech Republic, according the latest report of the World Bank released on Tuesday.The Czech Republic, along with other "emerging countries" showed better results in key dimensions of governance than industrialized countries such as Greece or Italy, the report said.

The World Bank: Corruption fighting in Bulgaria has worsened
Dnevnik, Bulgaria, 25 June 2008

“Dnevnik” daily entitles. The newspaper quotes the WB report dedicated to the quality of state management in the world. The survey is based on 6 indicators – fighting corruption, supremacy of law, political stability, efficiency of management, accountability of management and activity of the regulation bodies.

The World Bank: You Are Not Fighting Corruption
Telegraph, Bulgaria, 25 June 2008

The World Bank’ report about the efficiency of government management points that Bulgaria has the least results in fight with corruption amongst all countries, members of the European Union. The best index of Bulgaria is the quality of regulation.

Country Improves in Governance Indicators
Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, Mozambique, June 25 2008

Mozambique is slowly improving its ranking in the World Bank's governance indicators. The set of indicators chosen by the Bank includes political stability and the sbsence (or otherwise) of violence, voice and accountability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, the rule of law, and control of corruption.

Poor governance and corruption
Business Recorder, Pakistan, June 25 2008

The World Bank report titled World Bank Indicators 2008 states that Pakistani exports face a much greater challenge than those of other South Asian countries mainly because of less favourable governance environment and weak control on corruption. There is little doubt that in spite of tall claims made by the Musharraf government during the last eight years, which were supported by the annual reports of the National Accountability Bureau, the perception that accountability was restricted to members of the political opposition was never dispelled.

Report paints poor picture on governance
The Cambodia Daily (Cambodia), June 25 2008

A World Bank report on governance released today finds the Cambodian government less effective, and the quality of property rights, courts and police worse than in any Asean nation except Burma.

World Bank Ranks Bulgaria as Worst Performing in EU in Control of Corruption
Bulgarian News Agency, June 25 2008

Sofia, June 25 (BTA) - The World Bank's 2007 Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) rank Bulgaria as the worst performing EU country in terms of control of corruption, the Bulgarian Service of Radio Deutsche Welle reported in a dispatch from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The WGI cover 212 countries and territories, drawing on 35 different data sources to capture the views of tens of thousands of survey respondents worldwide, as well as thousands of experts in the private, NGO, and public sectors.

RP ranks low in WB study on governance indictators
ABS CBN News, Philippines, Jun 25 2008

A World Bank study has listed the Philippines as among countries that need improvement in governance performance.In its Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) 2008 report released June 24, the study gave the Philippines a low percentile rank of 10 in political stability and absence of violence, one of the five governance indicators monitored by the study. Its 2008 rank was almost the same as in 2007, which was 11.

World Bank Sees Progress Against Corruption
Inter Press Service, Jun 25 2008

WASHINGTON, Jun 24 (IPS) - Developing and former Soviet countries are making rapid progress in controlling corruption and promoting political stability and government accountability, the World Bank said in a new report Tuesday."Progress reflects reforms in those countries where political leaders, policymakers, civil society, and the private sector view good governance and corruption control as crucial for sustained and shared growth," said Daniel Kaufmann, governance director at the World Bank Institute, an internal think tank.

Governance has deteriorated in Pakistan: World Bank report
The International News, Pakistan, Jun 25 2008

LAHORE: The rhetoric of the previous regime about good governance has been exposed by the World Bank report ‘Governance Matters VII’ that states that governance in Pakistan deteriorated to the lowest ebb in 2007 than a decade ago.

World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indictors 1996-2007 | Pakistan the world’s most volatile country
The Post, Pakistan, Jun 25 2008

ISLAMABAD: During the period of 1996 to 2007 in Pakistan, mainly headed by President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan is termed as one of the most volatile country in the world where all the governance indicators performed negatively.

Governance in Pak hit lowest ebb during Musharrafs regime: WB report
Thaindian.com, Thailand, Jun 25 2008

A latest World Bank report has revealed that by the end of Pakistan President Pervez Musharrafs regime, i.e. in 2007, governance in the country hit its lowest ebb as compared to a decade ago.The report titled Governance Matters VII stated that in terms of political stability, violence/ terrorism, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption, governance in Pakistan was better in 1998 than in 2007.

Pakistan situation worst in the world: WB
Pakistan Link, CA, Inc, Jun 25 2008

WASHINGTON: World Bank’s World Governance Indicator Report stated that Pakistan’s political instability and violence situation in last decade was highly volatile and it has been placed at the top. WB will officially release the World Governance Indicator Report on June 24. The statistics obtained by Geo News showed Pakistan standing 19th in terms of accountability and raising voice against oppression, 28th in relation to writ of government, 20th in relation to rule of law, and 21st in terms of combating irregularities.

WB: Corruption in RP worst in East Asia
Inquirer Interactive, Inc, Jun 25 2008

MANILA, Philippines -- Corruption in the Philippines is perceived to be the worst among East Asia's leading economies and the country has sunk even lower among those seen to be lagging in governance reforms, a World Bank study suggested. The bank's 2008 Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), based on new research released Tuesday, showed that many developing countries were making important gains in controlling corruption, and some even matched rich-country performance in overall governance measures.

Indonesian government more efficient, less corrupt: World Bank
Agence France Presse, Jun 25 2008

A reform push by leaders in Indonesia has substantially improved the performance of government and cut into corruption in Southeast Asia's largest economy, the World Bank said Wednesday. The bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) report found governance had improved significantly in Indonesia in the 10 years of "reformasi" since the 1998 ouster of dictator Suharto, a statement said.

World Bank report says Bulgaria's corruption control worst among EU members
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Jun 25 2008

Sofia, June 25 (BTA) - The World Bank's 2007 Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) rank Bulgaria as the worst performing EU country in terms of control of corruption, the Bulgarian Service of Radio Deutsche Welle reported in a dispatch from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday [25 June].

Kenya scores highly in quest for rule of law
Business Daily Africa, Kenya, Jun 25 2008

Kenya has been named among countries that have made significant improvement in governance structures in the last decade. According to a report, Governance Matters 2008, covering 1996 to 2007 by the World Bank Institute, the country made major strides towards a favourable business environment. The study released this week says the country did better last year in controlling corruption, ensuring the rule of law, political stability, accountability, effective government and friendly regulatory environment.

Comparing apples with oranges
Manila Standard, Jun 25 2008

It's no longer news that the Philippines is perceived to be the most corrupt among East Asia's 10 top economies. But, what was worrisome in a World Bank study of corruption was the finding that showed that many developing countries were making important gains in controlling corruption. Some reportedly even matched the efforts of rich countries in over-all governance measures. The bad news is that the Philippines was not one of them.

Romania made good progress last year as regards...
ROMPRES, Jun 25 2008

Bucharest, June 25 /Rompres/ - Romania made good progress last year as regards the quality of the regulation, the supremacy of the law and the political stability, whereas it was not so favourably appreciated for the efficiency of the governance, the combating of corruption and the freedom of speech and responsibility, estimate the analysts of the World Bank (WB) in the latest edition of the study on 'Worldwide Governance Indicators: 1996-2007.'

Romania controls corruption with the same efficiency as Trinidad Tobago and Lesotho
HotNews, Jun 25 2008

According World Bank's "2008 Worldwide Governance Indicators" study (WGI), Romania controls the corruption in the same measure as countries like Lesotho and Trinidad Tobago, has a political stability similar to Rwanda and a governance efficiency comparable to Guyana. The study, including 212 countries, evaluates the governance on six criteria: rule of law, corruption control, choice and responsibility, political stability, governance efficiency and quality of regulations.

World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators 2008: Some Emerging Economies match the performance of rich countries
Finfacts, Jun 25 2008

This year's updated version of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) shows many developing country governments making important gains in control of corruption, and some of them matching rich country performance in overall governance measures but the average quality of governance around the world did not improve to any significant degree last year in spite of the focus on good governance as a vital contributor to economic development, according to World Bank researchers.

Indonesian govt more efficient, less corrupt: World Bank
Straits Times, Singapore, Jun 25 2008

JAKARTA - A REFORM push by leaders in Indonesia has substantially improved the performance of government and cut into corruption in South-east Asia's largest economy, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

World: Worldwide governance indicators show some countries making progress in governance and in fighting corruption
The Ghanaian Journal, June 25, 2008

This year's updated version of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) compiled by World Bank researchers shows many developing country governments making important gains in control of corruption, and some of them matching rich country performance in overall governance measures.

World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators 1996-2007
The Post, Pakistan - 24 June 2008

The latest aggregate indicators are based on hundreds of specific and disaggregated individual variables measuring various dimensions of governance.

WorldBank lauds Dar on corruption control
Business Standard, June 24 2008

TANZANIA is among developing conntries that have'shown significant improvement in control of corruption,according to the latest World Bank report.The 2008 Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) compiled by WorldBank researchers shows many developing.

Russia has modest indicators in WB worldwide governance review
ITAR-TASS World Service, Jun 24 2008

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia has slightly gained in political stability but has experienced deteriorations by other key governance dimensions against the world backdrop over the past five years, judging by the World Bank report on worldwide governance indicators issued at the bank headquarters on Tuesday.

World Bank: Africa improves but world falls flat on governance
The Earth Times, June 24, 2008

Washington - A decade of focus on better governance has brought uneven results across the world, though parts of Africa, South America and Eastern Europe have made great strides, the World Bank said Tuesday.

Global governance ‘little improved’
Financial Times, June 24, 2008

The average quality of governance around the world did not improve to any significant degree last year in spite of the focus on good governance as a vital contributor to economic development, according to a widely followed report by World Bank researchers. The annual Governance Matters study found that a group of countries had achieved significant progress. But on a global average this was offset by deterioration in governance in a second group of nations.

World Bank report details Zimbabwe's steep decline
Reuters News, June 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's slide into political and economic chaos represents one of the most dramatic declines in any country's governance over the past decade, according to World Bank bank data released on Tuesday.

ECONOMY: World Bank Sees Progress Against Corruption
IPS News, June 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, June 24 (IPS) - Developing and former Soviet countries are making rapid progress in controlling corruption and promoting political stability and government accountability, the World Bank said in a new report Tuesday. "Progress reflects reforms in those countries where political leaders, policymakers, civil society, and the private sector view good governance and corruption control as crucial for sustained and shared growth," said Daniel Kaufmann, governance director at the World Bank Institute, an internal think tank.

City scores high on governance, low on political participation
South China Morning Post

A new report handed Hong Kong high marks for its "government effectiveness" last year, but gave the city a less than stellar score in a category involving citizen participation in the political process. World Bank researchers have released their compilation of Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) for 2007, part of a decade-long project measuring governance in 212 countries and territories.

World Bank: Some countries making progress in governance.
Xinhua News Agency, Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Many developing country governments making important gains in control of corruption, and some of them matching rich country performance in overall governance measures, according to a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday.

Country Scores Highly in Quest for Rule of Law
Business Daily/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX, Jun 24 2008

Kenya has been named among countries that have made significant improvement in governance structures in the last decade. According to a report, Governance Matters 2008, covering 1996 to 2007 by the World Bank Institute, the country made major strides towards a favourable business environment.

Political situation in Pakistan worst: WB
The Nation, Pakistan, June 23 2008

The World Bank's Governance Indicator Report 1998-2008 being released tomorrow shows Pakistan to have been inflicted by political instability and violence in the last decade, running counter to the Musharraf government's claim of making remarkable progress in stabilizing the country during the past eight years. The report covering 212 countries has measured their performance in six dimensions of governance: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence/terrorism, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption, with higher values on the scale indicating better ratings. Pakistan unfortunately has been placed quite low in almost all dimensions.

On Democracy and Development: Rejecting the Extremes
America.gov, 05 June 2008

Daniel Kaufmann
In the long term, freedom of speech and the press plus democratic accountability make a positive difference in economic development, Daniel Kaufmann says. Kaufmann is director of global governance at the World Bank Institute.

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BM: Indicadores de Gobernabilidad
Globalaw, 2 Agosto 2008

En el nuevo informe sobre los indicadores de buen gobierno mundial, del Instituto del Banco Mundial y la Vicepresidencia de Economía del Desarrollo del Banco, se señala que países de todo el mundo, incluidas algunas de las naciones más pobres de África, han logrado "avances considerables" en el mejoramiento de la gestión de gobierno y la lucha contra la corrupción durante el decenio pasado.

Sexenios del pan (Fox y Calderón) restaron impulso a indicadores clave en México, dice data del Banco Mundial
Una Fuente, 3 Julio 2008

Informe sobre los indicadores mundiales de buen gobierno muestran que el país no ha avanzado, e incluso ha retrocedido, en aspectos clave como estabilidad política, efectividad de gobierno, aplicación de las leyes, calidad regulatoria o combate a la corrupción

Buena nota para Costa Rica
La Nación, 27 Junio 2008

El martes 17 de junio, el Banco Mundial dio a conocer el reporte "Indicadores del Comercio Mundial 2008", informe que genera rankings para cinco módulos principales: política comercial, ambiente externo, ambiente institucional, facilitación del comercio y desempeño comercial. Este estudio ubica a Costa Rica en posiciones de privilegio en las áreas de política comercial (primer lugar a nivel latinoamericano), desempeño comercial (quinto lugar a nivel latinoamericano) y ambiente externo (sexto lugar a nivel latinoamericano).

Gobernabilidades que emergen a pesar de los problemas
Emisor Digital, 26 Junio 2008

Existe buen gobierno en todos los niveles de ingresos y, en el caso de algunas economías emergentes, el desempeño en las principales dimensiones de la gobernabilidad es equivalente al de los países ricos. Más de una docena de países emergentes, entre ellos Chile, Eslovenia, , Botswana, Estonia, Uruguay, República Checa, Hungría, Letonia, Lituania, Mauricio y Costa Rica, han recibido en las principales dimensiones de la gobernabilidad un puntaje más alto que países industrializados tales como Grecia o Italia y, en muchos casos, estas diferencias son significativas desde el punto de vista estadístico.

Empeora tendencia mundial de la gobernabilidad: BM
El economista, 25 Junio 2008

Barcelona.- El director del Instituto del Banco Mundial, el chileno Daniel Kaufmann, aseveró hoy aquí que “la tendencia mundial en gobernabilidad ha ido empeorando” en los últimos años. “A través del estudio de gobernabilidad o gobernanza realizado en unos 200 países desde mediados de los años 90, medimos un promedio mundial de estancamiento pero con mejoras significativas en algunos países”, afirmó Kaufmann. El economista del Banco Mundial inauguró con su conferencia en Casa Asia de Barcelona, el proyecto “GovernAsia”, un sistema de información sobre gobernanza en Asia-Pacífico (con China, Filipinas, Vietnam e India como países de estudio).

El Banco Mundial destacó que la Argentina registró "grandes adelantos"
DERF, 24 Junio 2008

En el trabajo, resalta que junto a otras naciones en vías de desarrollo, la Argentina hizo grandes avances en los últimos cinco años en cuanto a calidad de gobierno. Y señala que nuestro país también mejoró en la lucha contra la corrupción.

Banco Mundial percibe mejoras en combate a la corrupción
Diario Digital, 24 Junio 2008

Los países en desarrollo y de Europa oriental progresan rápidamente en el control de la corrupción y la promoción de la estabilidad política y responsabilidad del gobierno, señala en el informe presentado este martes el Banco Mundial

Filipinas es la economía más corrupta de Asia Oriental,según el Banco Mundial
Agencia EFE, 24 Junio 2008

Manila, 24 jun (EFECOM).- Filipinas es la más corrupta de las principales economías de Asia Oriental y su gobierno es el que menos reformas políticas aplica para atajar esta lacra, según un estudio divulgado hoy por el Banco Mundial (BM). Los indicadores de administración mundial del BM muestran que la mayoría de los países en desarrollo de la zona han hecho grandes avances para controlar la corrupción, aunque Filipinas no está entre ellos.

Banco Mundial divulga informe global
El Diario de Hoy, 24 de Junio de 2008

Varios países, entre ellos El Salvador, lograron avances en la gestión del gobierno y en la lucha contra la corrupción ENVIAR De acuerdo con un informe dado a conocer ayer por el Banco Mundial (BM), El Salvador mejoró sus indicadores en materia de buen gobierno y en la lucha contra la corrupción en 2007 si se compara con los parámetros observados en 2006.

Ven a la baja gobernabilidad
Consorcio Interamericano de Comunicación, 24 Junio 2008

Reporta Banco Mundial disminución de México en indicadores sobre estabilidad política En los últimos seis años, México disminuyó sus puntuaciones sobre estabilidad política y ausencia de violencia, advierte el informe Indicadores de Gobernabilidad 1996-2007, elaborado por el Banco Mundial.

Reporte del Banco Mundial muestra profundo retroceso de Zimbabue
Reuters, 24 Junio 2008

WASHINGTON, jun 24 (Reuters) - La caída de Zimbabue en un caos político y económico representa uno de los retrocesos más dramáticos en la gobernabilidad de cualquier país durante la década pasada, según un reporte del Banco Mundial publicado el martes. El informe muestra un fuerte deterioro en Zimbabue de acuerdo a seis indicadores: el cumplimiento de la ley, la corrupción, la calidad de las regulaciones, la estabilidad política, la efectividad del Gobierno y la responsabilidad.

Mejoran índices de gobernabilidad
El Diario de Hoy, 24 Junio 2008

De acuerdo con un informe dado a conocer ayer por el Banco Mundial (BM), El Salvador mejoró sus indicadores en materia de buen gobierno y en la lucha contra la corrupción en 2007 si se compara con los parámetros observados en 2006.

CORRUPCIÓN: Banco Mundial percibe mejoras en combate
IPS, 24 Junio 2008

WASHINGTON, 24 junio (IPS) - Los países en desarrollo y de Europa oriental progresan rápidamente en el control de la corrupción y la promoción de la estabilidad política y responsabilidad del gobierno, señala en el informe presentado este martes el Banco Mundial. "Los avances reflejan las reformas en los países donde los líderes políticos, la sociedad civil y el sector privado ven la buena gobernanza y el control de la corrupción como cruciales para el crecimiento sostenido y compartido", dijo Daniel Kaufmann, co-compilador del estudio y director de gobernanza en el Instituto del Banco Mundial, una organización interna de expertos.

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L'Afrique tire les bénéfices d'une meilleure gouvernance
Les Afriques, 21 Julliet 2008

Pour la Banque mondiale, il existe des pays africains Vieux gouvernés que certains pays européens. Une pierre dans le jardin de ceux qui estiment que la démocratie n'est pas compatible avec la pauvreté.

Bonne Gouvernance en Afrique
AU Monitor, 21 Juillet 2008

Pour la Banque mondiale, il existe des pays africains mieux gouvernés que certains pays européens. Une pierre dans le jardin de ceux qui estiment que la démocratie n'est pas compatible avec la pauvreté.

Banque mondiale : Les pays en développement ont fait des progrès dans la lutte contre la corruption
Kongo Times, Juillet 2008

La version actualisée des «Indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde » pour l’année 2008, établie par des chercheurs de la Banque mondiale, montre que les gouvernements de nombreux pays en développement ont fait des progrès remarquables dans la lutte contre la corruption, et que certains d’entre eux ont obtenu des résultats comparables à ceux des pays riches pour l’ensemble des paramètres de la gouvernance.

Etude sur la gouvernance: Comment le Sénégal a regressé, selon la Banque mondiale
Reussir, 07 Juillet 2008

NETTALI - C'est sans doute l'un des rapports les plus exhaustifs de ces dernières années sur la bonne gouvernance. Une équipe d'experts vient en effet de rendre publique une étude qui concernent 212 pays. Etude qui s'intéresse au Sénégal dont les indicateurs sont loin d'être rassurants. Les experts de la Banque mondiale constatent en effet des régressions à plusieurs niveaux.

Le Liban régresse en matière de bonne gouvernance
L'Orient, 07 Juillet 2008

Selon le rapport annuel de la Banque mondiale sur la bonne gouvernance, rapporté par le bulletin de Byblos Bank, Lebanon This Week, le classement du Liban a régressé au niveau de cinq des six indicateurs, à savoir l’efficacité gouvernementale, la stabilité politique, les règlementations, l’État de droit et la lutte contre la corruption.

Le déclin de l'homme blanc
Le Monde, 28 Juin 2008

Vivons-nous le début du déclin inexorable de l'Europe, de ses valeurs, de l'humanisme? La fin du monde grec? Cette question est en arrière-plan des crises actuelles du capitalisme occidental, crise de la finance, crise de l'Etat-providence. (...)La planète vient de connaître une décennie de très forte croissance, or la Banque mondiale, qui suit près de 200 pays depuis douze ans avec une batterie de critères politiques (élections, presse libre, corruption...), conclut froidement sa dernière livraison publiée cette semaine : "Il n'y a aucun signe qui puisse permettre de conclure que la gouvernance s'est améliorée dans le monde".

Les indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde montrent que certains pays font des progrès
Média Terre, 27 Juin 2008

La version actualisée de cette année des Indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde, établie par des chercheurs de la Banque mondiale, montre que les gouvernements de nombreux pays en développement ont fait des progrès remarquables dans la lutte contre la corruption, et que certains d'entre eux ont obtenu des résultats comparables à ceux des pays riches pour l'ensemble des paramètres de la gouvernance

La BM note une avancée des indicateurs de gouvernance au Cap-Vert
Intelink, Praia, Cap-Vert (PANA), 27 Juin 2008

Le Cap-Vert a amélioré en 2007 tous les indicateurs de gouvernance compilés par la Banque mondiale (BM) à partir de données recueillies auprès de plusieurs sources et organisations, a appris la PANA jeudi auprès de l'institution financière internationale.

Bonne Gouvernance: Les notes de la Banque Mondiale
Dikalo, Cameroon, 26 Juin 2008

Les indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde montrent que ceertains pays font des progrès en matière de gouvernance et de lutte contre la corruption.

Selon les indicateurs de la Banque mondiale Gizenga II primé : la Rdc lauréate de la bonne gouvernance
Digital Congo, 26 Juin 2008

La République démocratique du Congo et la Géorgie sont épinglées pour avoir amélioré leur gouvernance dans le domaine de la qualité de la réglementation. La bonne gouvernance, on en parle souvent comme un slo­gan, une critique généri­que contre le gouverne­ment. Pour l’opposition congolaise, la mauvaise gouvernance étant une nature du gouvernement, il est impossible que ce­lui-ci ait fait moindre progrès dans ce domaine.

Certains pays en développement progressent dans la lutte contre la corruption, dit la Banque mondiale
Radio Chine Internationale (CRI), 25 Juin 2008

Les nouveaux "Indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde" publiés mardi par la Banque mondiale montrent que certains pays en développement font "des progrès remarquables" en matière de gouvernance et de lutte contre la corruption.

Les indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde montrent que certains pays font des progrès en matière de gouvernance et de lutte contre la corruption
Liberté sans frontières, 25 Juin 2008

La version actualisée de cette année des Indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde, établie par des chercheurs de la Banque mondiale, montre que les gouvernements de nombreux pays en développement ont fait des progrès remarquables dans la lutte contre la corruption, et que certains d’entre eux ont obtenu des résultats comparables à ceux des pays riches pour l’ensemble des paramètres de la gouvernance.

Indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde: Certains pays africains ont fait des progrès en lutte contre la corruption
Fondation Konrad Adenauer, Sénégal, 25 Juin 2008

Le rapport 2007 des indicateurs de gouvernance dans le monde de la Banque mondiale a été publié hier. Il ressort de cette étude réalisée par les chercheurs de la Banque mondiale que certains pays progressent rapidement dans le domaine de la gouvernance, notamment en Afrique.

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Angola tem pior índice de corrupção entre lusófonos, diz Bird
Timor Online, 25 Setembro 2008

O relatório foi elaborado pelos economistas Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay e Massimo Mastruzzi. "Um número considerável de países, mesmo na África, está mostrando que é possível fazer progressos significativos na governança num período de tempo relativamente curto", afirma Kaufmann.

O assassinato do intocável
Boca no Trombone, 1 Setembro 2008

Hoje, o território chinês é considerado um dos lugares mais seguros do planeta, ocupa o 14º lugar no ranking da Transparência Internacional que lista os 133 países que melhor combatem a corrupção e sua renda per capita é de 25.430 dólares. "Hong Kong só virou um próspero Tigre Asiático porque conseguiu livrar-se dos níveis indecentes de corrupção", afirma Daniel Kaufmann, economista, diretor do setor do Banco Mundial de estudos sobre corrupção".

Banco Mundial: Moçambique estável politicamente
Imensis notícias, 29 Junho 2008

O Banco Mundial considera que Moçambique conheceu progressos no que tange ao combate à corrupção nos últimos anos, bem assim como se destacou do ponto de vista de estabilidade política.Segundo o relatório do BIRD sobre os Indicadores Mundiais de Governabilidade (WGI) muitos países em desenvolvimento estão obtendo importantes ganhos no controlo da corrupção e alguns estão igualando o desempenho dos países ricos em medidas globais da governabilidade.

Cabo Verde melhora todos os indicadores enquanto a Guiné está... no pólo oposto
Alto Hama, 26 Junho 2008

Cabo Verde melhorou em 2007 todos os indicadores de governação do Banco Mundial e a Guiné-Bissau registou um retrocesso geral, enquanto nos outros países africanos lusófonos e Timor-Leste a tendência foi indefinida.

Qualidade da governação a subir em Cabo Verde
Propriedade, 26 Junho 2008

Daniel Kaufmann do Banco Mundial apresentou hoje o relatório sobre o estudo de governação do ano de 2007. Mais uma vez Cabo Verde subiu de posição.

Transparência Brasil contesta ranking da TI
Correio, 26 de junho de 2008

Presidente da entidade no país critica erros da metodologia usada para elaborar o índice mundial e diz que o estudo é “pouco transparente” A validade do indicador de percepção de corrupção divulgado anualmente pela Transparência Internacional (TI) foi contestada pelo presidente da Transparência Brasil, Cláudio Abramo, em seminário da entidade sobre monitoramento e combate à corrupção, em São Paulo, na última segunda-feira. “Não há indícios de que esse indicador tenha relação com a corrupção dos países listados”, afirmou Abramo. Ele contestou a metodologia utilizada, a alta margem de erro e a suposta “falta de transparência” do estudo.

Banco Mundial considera que Cabo Verde melhorou todos indicadores de governação
Inforpress, 26 Junho 2008

Cabo Verde melhorou em 2007 todos os indicadores de governação compilados pelo Banco Mundial (BM), a partir de dados recolhidos juntos de diversas fontes e instituições.

Emergentes combatem a corrupção
Diário Popular, 25 Junho 2008

Relatório sobre governabilidade divulgado ontem pelo Banco Mundial afirma que alguns países em desenvolvimento se igualam a países ricos no aperfeiçoamento de suas instituições e no combate à corrupção. No documento, o Bird analisou 212 países de acordo com seis critérios: grau de participação dos cidadãos, estabilidade política, eficácia dos serviços públicos, qualidade normativa, regime de direito e controle de corrupção. O documento deste ano, referente a 2007, mostra que alguns países em desenvolvimento - como Uruguai, Costa Rica, República Checa e Botsuana - igualaram seus índices de governabilidade aos de países considerados ricos, como Itália e Grécia. “Alguns países fazem rápido progresso em governabilidade, inclusive na África”, disse o diretor de governabilidade do Instituto Bird, Daniel Kauffman.

Corrupção, onde está o controle?
A Gazeta/MT, 25 Junho 2008

Um relatório sobre governabilidade, divulgado pelo Banco Mundial (Bird), mostra que vários países em desenvolvimento conseguiram ganhos importantes no controle da corrupção. O Brasil está entre os 212 países analisados pela pesquisa e, como já era de se esperar diante de tanta roubalheira, não apresentou mudanças significativas nos indicadores. Para completar o quadro o país registrou uma "pequena" piora em 6 dos 4 itens analisados em 2007 com relação a 2006. O grau de participação dos cidadãos reduziu, assim como o regime de direito, a estabilidade política e o controle da corrupção. Nestas duas últimas categorias o país registrou os seus piores resultados, o que é lamentável.

Países em desenvolvimento melhoraram controle da corrupção, diz Banco Mundial
Agencia Brasil, 24 Junho 2008

Brasília - Um relatório sobre governabilidade, divulgado hoje (24) pelo Banco Mundial (Bird), mostra que diversos países em desenvolvimento conseguiram ganhos importantes no controle da corrupção. Alguns, inclusive, conseguiram alcançar níveis de países desenvolvidos na performance geral dos indicadores de governabilidade.

Emergentes melhoraram combate à corrupção, diz Bird
Guapore, 24 Junho 2008

Um relatório sobre governabilidade, divulgado nesta terça-feira pelo Banco Mundial (Bird), afirma que alguns países em desenvolvimento estão se igualando a países ricos no aperfeiçoamento de suas instituições e no combate à corrupção.

Estudos mostram que as maracutaias   têm efeito devastador sobre o desenvolvimento
Wordpress, 8 Abril 2008

Dois economistas do Banco Mundial, Daniel Kaufmann e Aart Kraay, elaboraram um banco de dados com indicadores de boa governança de 160 países, incluindo o combate à corrupção. De acordo com esse indicador, o Brasil ocupa a septuagésima posição.

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Международные эксперты невысоко оценили работу российской бюрократии
Newsland, 26 июня 2008

Эффективность государственного управления в России ухудшилась с 2004-го по 2007 год по пяти показателям из шести, сообщил вчера Всемирный банк (ВБ). Единственное, с чем в нашей стране за три года стало лучше – это политическая стабильность.

Рейтинг качества государственного управления в странах мира
24 июня 2008

Всемирный Банк\World Bank опубликовал традиционный рейтинг, в рамках которого оценивается качество государственного управления в странах мира.

В докладе "Показатели Эффективности Государственного Управления в Странах Мира"\Worldwide Governance Indicators указывается, что правительства многих развивающихся стран достигли существенных успехов в борьбе с коррупцией, а некоторые из них уже не уступают развитым странам по сводным показателям эффективности государственного управления. Примеры надлежащего управления отмечаются в странах с самым разным уровнем дохода, и несколько стран с формирующейся рыночной экономикой не уступают развитым странам по основным показателям качества государственного управления.

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عربي

  تقرير البنك الدولي عن مؤشرات الحكم يسجل تراجعا كبيرا للكويت في السيطرة على الفساد وفاعلية الأداء الحكومي وتشجيع القطاع الخاص 

واشنطن – من حسين عبد الحسين

تراجعت مؤشرات الحكم في الكويت في اربعة حقول من اصل ستة، حسب تقرير البنك الدولي للعام 2007، الصادر امس، فلم تسجل تقدما الا في مجالي «الاستقرار السياسي» و«حكم القانون» مقارنة بالعام 2006، بينما سجل التقرير تراجعا كويتيا كبيرا في مكافحة الفساد في الاعوام الثلاثة الاخيرة.
وحلت الكويت في المرتبة الثانية «لحرية التعبير والمساءلة»، والثالثة في «حكم القانون»، والخامسة في «الاستقرار السياسي» وفي «السيطرة على الفساد»، والسادسة في «فعالية اداء الحكومة» وفي «جودة التشريعات» في تصنيف منطقة الشرق الاوسط، الذي يشمل 17 دولة عربية، بالاضافة الى ايران.
في حرية التعبير، والتي تشمل «مساهمة المواطنين في اختيار حكوماتهم وحرية التعبير والصحافة واقامة التجمعات والاحزاب»، تقدم لبنان، الأول، على الكويت بفارق اربعة اعشار نقطة مئوية، وحل المغرب في المركز الثالث وقطر في المركز الرابع والاردن في المركز الخامس. وحلت ايران والسعودية وسورية وليبيا على التوالي  في المراكز الأربعة الأخيرة.
وكانت الكويت قد حازت على 38 ونصف نقطة مئوية في خانة «حرية التعبير والمساءلة» في العام 2005. وتقدمت الى حوالي 40 في المئة للعام 2006، لتتراجع الى 33 نقطة مئوية وسبعة أعشار للعام 2007 

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