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Does governance matter in infrastructure: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Show simple item record Akanbi, O.A. 2013-10-28T11:38:47Z 2013-10-28T11:38:47Z 2013
dc.description.abstract This study empirically examines the pattern of physical infrastructure that would unlock the productive potential of sub-Saharan Africa. The estimations are carried out in a panel of 21 selected sub-Saharan African countries over the period 2000 to 2010 using the Two-Stage Least Square (TSLS) estimation techniques. The infrastructure variable is constructed based on the three physical infrastructure stock (roads, telecommunication and electricity) using the Principal Component Analysis (PCA). Whilst governance is measured using the worldwide governance indicators. The results conform to the findings of existing literature that real output, government capital expenditure, external balance, and inflation are significant determinants of physical infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa. The distinctive feature of the study is the significant role played by governance in explaining physical infrastructure. The results from the panel estimations revealed that investment in governance/institutional structures is a necessary first step in providing quality infrastructure stock and hence, a pro-poor long-term economic growth for the region. Therefore, in modelling physical infrastructure, it is imperative to incorporate the important role played by governance. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher CLUTE INSTITUTE en
dc.subject : infrastructure, governance, economic growth, sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.title Does governance matter in infrastructure: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Economics en

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