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Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI)

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Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI):

About the Index:

The Chandler Good Government Index is an annual Index, built by government practitioners, for government practitioners, measuring the capabilities and effectiveness of 104 governments around the world.

  • The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore.

The index focuses on seven pillars:

  • leadership and foresight; robust laws and policies; strong institutions; financial stewardship; attractive marketplace; global influence and reputation; and helping people rise.

Significance of the index:

Good government is a deciding factor in whether nations succeed. The Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) shows why investing in strong government capabilities is vital to securing positive outcomes for citizens and businesses.

Highlights of the 2021 index:

  1. Seven of the top ten countries are in Europe, but there are four continents represented in the top ten, with Singapore first in Asia, New Zealand leading Oceania, and Canada foremost in the Americas.
  2. All of the top ten countries are high-income, as defined by the World Bank.

India’s performance:

India has been ranked 49th.


Prelims Link:

  1. About the index.
  2. Released by?
  3. Parameters used for ranking.
  4. Performance of countries.

Mains Link:

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Sources: the Hindu.