The Philippines Is Ranked 59th In The World In The Good Government Global Index
The Philippines is ranked 59th in the world and third among lower middle-income countries in the inaugural good government global index released on Monday by the Singaporean non-profit group Chandler Institute of Governance.
Based on over 50 open data sources, the Chandler Good Governance Index (CGGI) measured the effectiveness and capabilities of 104 governments across the world which account for almost 90% of the world's population.
The Philippines obtained an index score of 50.1% in the new good government global report.
The CGGI consists of seven pillars, with each having its own set of indicators to gauge each national government's performance.
In the Helping People Rise pillar, where the Philippines scored 47%, the country placed seventh in the world in its Gender Gap indicator. It measures the ability of both women and men to participate in and benefit from economic opportunities.
The global index noted the enactment of the Magna Carta of Women and the creation of the Philippine Commission for Women as factors in women's advancement in the country.
"Successive Philippine governments have focused on comprehensive legislation that seeks to end discrimination against women, offer better protection for women and girls, and improve support for single parents and women in the workplace," the CGGI report reads.
The CGGI also ranked the Philippines 14th in the world in its Satisfaction with Public Services indicator particularly in public transportation, infrastructure, and education.
The other indicators in CGGI's Helping People Rise pillar are education, health, personal safety, environmental performance, income equality, social mobility, and non-discrimination.
Meanwhile, there are six other pillars in the global index, with the Philippines receiving a score of 42% in Leadership and Foresight, 49% in Robust Laws and Policies and Strong Influences pillars, 62% in Financial Stewardship, 59% in Attractive Marketplace, and 44% in Global Influence and Reputation.
Philippines (Rank 59) compared to Finland (Rank1) and the CGGI average
The Philippines also remained the top Asian country in closing the gender gap as it placed 17th in the world in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index 2021.
During the International Women's Day last March 8, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to continue breaking down society's barriers to achieve a more gender-equal and inclusive world.
Source: CNN Philippines