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Introduction to the Benin Institutional Diagnostic


This introductory chapter the the Benin Institutional Diagnostic provides a contextual overview to the publication under five main topics:

  1. ‘Institutions matter’
  2. How institutions matter in development policy today
  3. Searching for evidence on the quality of institutions and development
  4. Institutional diagnostic as a new approach to institutions and development
  5. The Benin study


  • Fran├žois Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics
  • Romain Houssa, University of Namur
  • Jean-Philippe Platteau, University of Namur
  • Paul Reding, University of Namur


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