Nigeria has been ranked 102nd position of 104 countries captured the inaugural Chandler Good Government Index, which classifies countries based on government capabilities and outcomes. 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
The CGGI list measures countries using data from over 50 publicly available sources such as: World Trade Organisation, United Nations and World Bank.
The data is combined to produce a score on a scale of 0 to 1 and Nigeria scored 0.319. Finland topped the list with 0.848 points ahead of Switzerland and Singapore. The only countries behind Nigeria were Zimbabwe and Venezuela while Mauritius with 0.5670 at number 38 was Africa’s best performer.
Data stated that countries that have done well under these Pillars are all market economies with sound property rights and stable business regulations.
The CGGI is released by the Chandler Institute of Governance, a non-profit organisation headquartered in Singapore. It’s purpose is to support 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 framework for effective policymaking and empowers Nations to provide better public services for Citizens.