By Mark Gradstein, Kai Andreas Konrad
Specialists deal with "the improvement puzzle"--unprecedented development coupled with unequal distribution of that development throughout varied countries--and specialize in the significance of institutional preparations and norms and tradition.
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1 are taken from Gennaioli and Rainer (2005) and show, respectively, the variation of precolonial institutions within Uganda and the distribution of various public goods across Ugandan regions circa 2000. The numbers conﬁrm the historical accounts. Areas inhabited by centralized groups such as the central and the western regions display better provision of public goods than the north of the country, inhabited by fragmented groups; the ‘‘mixed’’ eastern region tends to have intermediate values. To summarize, due to their continuity, precolonial institutions crucially shaped modernization efforts in colonial Uganda.