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PH slips 3 notches in good governance index

The Philippines has slipped three notches in the global governance index, placing 66th out of 104 countries in the overall ranking.

The country dropped from 63rd to 66th this year with an index score of 0.4694, according to the Chandler Good Government Index 2023.

This was the Philippines’ lowest ranking since the annual index started in 2021 when it ranked 61st.

The Chandler Good Government Index measures the “capabilities and effectiveness” of government in 104 countries, according to its website.

It has seven pillars with several indicators to determine the performance of the government in each country.

The Philippines garnered scores in the following pillars: leadership and foresight (0.36), robust laws and policies (0.48), strong institutions (0.44), financial stewardship (0.55), attractive marketplace (0.54), global influence and reputation (0.4), and helping people rise (0.49).

According to the index, the Philippines has seen an improvement in coordination rising from 26th to 22nd place in 2023.

It said that it also moved up six notches in governance outcomes under helping people rise, “buoyed by significant progress in satisfaction with public services and health.”

The report said that the enactment of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Act, which replaced the previous National Disaster Coordinating Council with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRM) Council in 2010, was seen as a “paradigm shift in the country’s approach to disaster management.”

“Partnerships between the government and academia have helped to make better quality data available for decision making in integrated disaster prevention and mitigation,” the index stated.

GMA News Online sought comment from the Palace but has yet to reply as of this posting.

Meanwhile, Singapore topped the list with 0.8646 index score, followed by Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, and Germany. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News