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Inclusive development in enviromental sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from governance mechanisms

Simplice Asongu () and Nicholas Odhiambo ()

No 25226, Working Papers from University of South Africa, Department of Economics

Abstract: This research examines the relevance of inclusive development in modulating the role ofgovernance on environmental degradation. The study focuses on forty-four countries in sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2000-2012. The Generalised Method of Moments is employed asthe empirical strategy and CO2 emissions per capita is used to measure environmental pollution.Bundled and unbundled governance dynamics are employed, notably: political governance(consisting of political stability/no violence and ?voice and accountability?), economicgovernance (encompassing government effectiveness and regulation quality), institutionalgovernance (entailing corruption-control and the rule of law), and general governance (acomposite measure of political governance, economic governance and institutionalgovernance). The following main findings are established. First, the underlying net effect in themoderating role of inclusive development in the governance-CO2 emissions nexus is notsignificant in regressions pertaining to political governance and economic governance. Second,there are positive net effects from the relevance of inclusive development in modulating theeffects of regulation quality, economic governance and general governance on CO2 emissions.The significant and insignificant effects are elucidated. Policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: CO2 emissions; Governance; Sustainable development; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-01
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