Rwanda has the most effective government among low-income countries globally, according to the second Chandler Good Government Index, released Thursday, April 28.
The annual index, published by the Singapore-based non-profit Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG), is built around the notion that every country deserves good leadership, sound policy and effective institutions, as well as systems that work.
Based on over 50 open data sources, the index measures government capabilities and outcomes across 104 countries (about 90 per cent of the world’s population).
One of the insights that emerged from this year’s index, it says, is the close relationship between good governance and social mobility – which it describes as “the extent to which socio-economic circumstances at birth influence a person’s future status and prosperity.”
“Our findings suggest that good governance – not ideology, income-level, or geography – is what determines the extent to which…