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Do good governance and public administration improve economic growth and poverty reduction? The case of Vietnam

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Nguyen, CV and Giang, LT and Tran, AN and Do, HT, Do good governance and public administration improve economic growth and poverty reduction? The case of Vietnam, International Public Management Journal pp. 1-31. ISSN 1096-7494 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10967494.2019.1592793

Abstract

In this study, we examine how governance and public administration quality can affect per capita income, income inequality, and poverty using provincial-level data in Vietnam. Governance and public administration quality are measured by the Vietnam Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) surveys, which collect data on citizensí experiences with and perception of provincial performance in governance and public. Using province fixed-effect regressions, we find a positive and nonlinear association between governance and public administration and per capita income. Better performance of governance and public administration also appears to improve income distribution and reduces poverty. The association between governance quality and poverty severity is larger than the association between governance quality and poverty headcount. This finding implies that, within a province, better governance and public administration are most beneficial for the poorest of the poor.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public administration
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Economic growth
UTAS Author:Giang, LT (Associate Professor Long Giang)
ID Code:136407
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2019-12-18
Last Modified:2020-05-12
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