India ranked 49th in CGGI

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Context 

  •  India has been ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI), which classifies 104 countries in terms of government capabilities and outcomes. Finland topped the CGGI list. 
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  • The index is published by the Chandler Institute of Governance, Singapore. 

Excerpts  out of the report 

  • India has been ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI), which classifies 104 countries in terms of government capabilities and outcomes.
  • Reuben Abraham, CEO of IDFC Foundation and IDFC Institute, and CGGI Advisory Panel Member said: “Civil service innovation and capacity building is a key focus for the Indian government. The Chandler Good Government Index shows the importance of measuring and investing in governance capabilities that matter. 
  • It highlights a key need for ‘pracademics’ in government – people who combine a rigorous understanding of research and data with a practical and grounded sense of what governments need to do to succeed.”

Key points 

  • Civil service innovation and capacity building is a key focus for the Indian government. 
  • The CGGI shows the importance of investing in governance capabilities. 
  • 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. 

Finland has topped the CGGI list, in which 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; and helping people rise.

 

SOURCE: THE HINDU 

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