Lane Kenworthy, The Good Society
Figure 1. Government effectiveness
Government effectiveness attempts to capture perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to such policies. Range: -2.5 to 2.5. Data source: World Bank, “World Governance Indicators.” “Asl” is Australia; “Aus” is Austria.