Governance and Institutional Quality and the Links with Economic Growth and Income Inequality: With Special Reference to Developing Asia

Publication | February 2010

This paper looks at the role of governance and institutions in supporting growth and broadening inclusiveness with a special reference to developing Asia.

This paper reviews the growing literature on governance and institutions—focusing particularly on the measurement of governance and institutional quality, and direction of causality between institutional development and economic development. It also examines where developing Asia stands in various widely used measures of governance/institutional quality relative to the rest of the world, and the power of governance indicators in explaining cross-country variations in growth performance and income inequality in the region.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Governance/Institutions vis-à-vis Growth and Inequality: A Literature Review
  • Governance/Institutions vis-à-vis Growth and Inequality: Where Asia Stands
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • References

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Poverty
  • 1655-5252 (Print)

Published Version

Zhuang, Juzhong, Emmanuel de Dios, and Anneli Lagman-Martin. 2010. "Governance and Institutional Quality and the Links with Growth and Inequality: How Asia Fares." In Poverty, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth in Asia: Measurement, Policy Issues, and Country Studies, edited by Juzhong Zhuang, 268–320. London: Anthem Press.

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