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dc.contributor.authorPerry, Guillermo
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorJiménez, Pedro
dc.identifier.citationPerry, G., García, E., & Jiménez, P. (2014, August). State Capabilities in Colombian Municipalities: Measurements and Determinants. Universidad de los Andes; CEDE; CAF. Retrieved from
dc.description.tableofcontentsThis paper constructs a comprehensive set of State Capacity indicators for Colombian municipalities, focusing in four basic governmental capabilities: fiscal, financial, physical and operational. First, a group of relevant variables was selected from a vast array of sources and classified into these four categories. Second, synthetic indicators were constructed using Principal Component Analysis (six in total as operational capabilities were further divided into three subcategories). These indicators allow us to study differential effects of a wide scope of potential determinants and controls upon each component. Such determinants included geographical features, natural resources, internal conflict, local political competition and early indigenous presence and immigration Controls included present income per capita and population density. This interdisciplinary variable selection provides a holistic explanation of State Capabilities related to public service delivery in Colombian municipalities.en_US
dc.publisherUniversidad de los Andes; CEDE; CAFen_US
dc.subjectDesarrollo localen_US
dc.subjectFinanzas públicasen_US
dc.subjectFortalecimiento institucionalen_US
dc.subjectInvestigación socioeconómicaen_US
dc.subjectPueblos nativosen_US
dc.subjectRecursos naturalesen_US
dc.subjectSector públicoen_US
dc.subjectServicios públicosen_US
dc.titleState Capabilities in Colombian Municipalities: Measurements and Determinantsen_US

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