Table 1: Differences between sample averages, 1975-2005, SSA

 

Growth acceleration

Growth deceleration

 

During

Otherwise

During

Otherwise

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (scale 1=low to 6=high)

3.19

3.10

2.77

3.18

Voice and accountability (-2.5 to +2.5, low to high)

-.46

-.72

-1.07

-.56

Political stability (-2.5 to +2.5)

-.46

-.56

-1.06

-.46

Government effectiveness (-2.5 to +2.5)

-.59

-.71

-1.01

-.62

Regulatory quality (-2.5 to +2.5)

-.46

-.67

-.94

-.56

Rule of law (-2.5 to +2.5)

-.66

-.71

-1.11

-.64

Control of corruption (-2.5 to +2.5)

-.57

-.61

-1.11

-.64

Minor conflict  (frequency)

.08

.11

.15

.09

Major conflict  (frequency)

.05

.10

.07

.09

 

Source:  Arbache, J.S. and J. Page (2007), More Growth or Fewer Collapses? An Investigation of the Growth Challenges of Sub-Saharan African Countries, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper # 4384.