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Chandler Good Government Index

  • 27 Apr 2021
  • 3 min read

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Recently, India has been ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI).

  • Finland has topped the list.

Key Points

  • About:
    • The CGGI is released by the Chandler Institute of Governance which is a private nonprofit organization headquartered in Singapore.
    • The Index classifies 104 countries in terms of government capabilities and outcomes.
    • Each country is measured across over 50 open data points. The index focuses on seven pillars:
      • Leadership and foresight.
      • Robust laws and policies.
      • Strong institutions.
      • Financial stewardship.
      • Attractive marketplace.
      • Global influence and reputation.
      • Helping people rise.
  • Objective:
    • It supports government leaders and public officers worldwide in nation building and strengthening public institutional capacity through training, research and advisory work.
    • It also shares tools and frameworks for effective policymaking, and empowers nations to provide better public services for citizens.
  • Performance of South Asian Countries:
    • India ranked 49th, Sri Lanka 74th, Pakistan 90th and Nepal 92nd.
  • Indian Initiatives for Good Governance:
    • Good Governance Index:
      • It has been launched by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions to determine the status of governance in the country.
      • It assesses the impact of various interventions taken up by the State Government and UTs.
    • Good Governance Day:
      • It is celebrated annually on 25th December to mark the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
      • Its aim is to create awareness of accountability in government among the citizens of India.
    • National e-Governance Plan:
      • It has the vision to “make all government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man.”
    • Right to Information Act, 2005:
      • It plays an effective role in ensuring transparency in governance.
    • Other Initiatives:


  • About:
    • It is the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented).
    • Governance can be used in several contexts such as corporate governance, international governance, national governance and local governance.
  • Good Governance:
    • It is an approach to government that is committed to creating a system founded in justice and peace that protects individual’s human rights and civil liberties.
  • Eight Characteristics of Good Governance as Identified by the United Nations:


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