Viet Nam has been ranked third among lower-middle-income countries and 56th globally out of 104 countries in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) 2022 launched by the Singaporean-headquartered Chandler Institute of Governance on April 28.
In the CGGI ranking in 2022, Viet Nam has achieved strong growth in the Income Equality indicator, up 33 places compared to 2021, reaching 42nd position.
The country also increased by 18 places (to 39th position) in the Attracting Investments indicator. The country was ranked 15th and 27th in Satisfaction with Public Services and Gender Gap indicators respectively.
In general, Viet Nam’s performance in the Attractive Marketplace (ranked 34th) and Helping People Rise (43rd) indicators reflected the Government of Viet Nam’s emphasis on advancing the national economy and ensuring a more just society.
The Chandler Good Government Index is the world’s most comprehensive index of effective national governance. This Index shows the importance of investing in enhancing the capabilities of public servants and the structures they operate within to achieve a better and more sustainable future.
The CGGI methodology was developed in consultation with government officials, leaders, experts, and researchers in governance from around the world.
Using more than 50 publicly available global data sources, CGGI is built on principles and data-driven to measure the capabilities and effectiveness of 104 governments around the world.
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.
According to the Chandler Institute of Governance, good government is a deciding factor in whether nations succeed. The CGGI shows why investing in strong government capabilities is vital to securing positive outcomes for citizens and businesses.
Apart from Viet Nam, there are 6 other Southeast Asian countries ranked in the CGGI 2022. According to the Index, Singapore ranks third, Malaysia ranks 32nd, Thailand ranks 46th, Indonesia ranks 49th, the Philippines ranks 63rd, and Cambodia ranks 90th globally.
This is the second year that the Chandler Institute of Governance has released the Index report, following the previous release in 2021. The CGGI 2022 particularly highlights the importance of the rule of law, intellectual property rights and anti-corruption while assessing the impact of governance capabilities on a country’s ability to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.