Singaporean non-profit group, Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) has released its list of countries with bad governance index across the globe.
The list that was launched on Monday, April 26, measures the capabilities and effectiveness of 104 governments around the world.
The index, which is the first in the series, scored every country based on seven pillars: leadership and foresight; robust laws and policies; strong institutions; financial stewardship; attractive marketplace; global influence and reputation; and helping people rise.
The countries were also measured using data from over 50 publicly available sources such as the World Trade Organisation, United Nations, and World Bank.
Legit.ng in this piece lists the top 10 countries battling with bad governance, according to the index
2. Burkina faso
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria has been ranked as the third-worst governed country in the world.
The report by CGGI ranked Nigeria very low in governance, leadership, and foresight, scoring the country 102 out of 104 countries with a score of 0.319 points, ahead of Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
The 2021 report noted that the ability to handle corruption properly is the strongest indicator of good governance.
In a related development, Transparency International (TI) released its 2020 Corruption Perception Index, with Nigeria now ranked 149 out of 180 countries analysed.
According to the organisation, the country's latest position is three steps lower than the rank of 146 in 2019. It also indicates that Nigeria's latest score declined from 26/100 in 2019 to 25 in 2020.
In another report, Dr. Salihu Lukman, the director-general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), accused TI of trying to influence the outcome of the next general elections.
Lukman, in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 2, described the rating as a poor attempt at making Nigeria's fight against corruption a political issue.