India ranks third in global index of countries with most confidence in their government: OCED Report
India ranked third in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Government at a Glance 2017 report. It states that Narendra Modi led NDA coalition has secured 73% trust of people, third highest in the world after Indonesia and Switzerland.
OECD’s Government at a Glance report presents an index of countries that trust their governments the most. It determines government’s trust levels by whether or not people consider their government stable and reliable, if it’s able to protect its citizens from risk and whether it can effectively deliver public services. The report cites data collected by Gallup World Poll (GWP), which collects evidence from perception surveys to measure the level of trust on an annual basis for OECD countries
The 2017 edition of the report based on Gallup World Poll for 2016 states that, Indonesia and Switzerland with 80% people having trust in their government rank first and second respectively. Whereas 73% of Indians trust their central government.
The report also states that the number of people who trust the government in India has fallen by 9% points between 2007 and 2016. The figure for India in 2007 was 82%, 73% in 2014, 55% in 2012, 70% in 2009. Globally on an average, only 42% of citizens have confidence in their government, down from 45% in 2007.
About Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
OCED is an international economic organisation of 34 countries to stimulate economic progress and world trade Founded: 1961. It defines itself as a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy. It provides common platform for members to compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practices etc. Most OECD members are regarded as developed countries i.e. high-income economies with very high Human Development Index (HDI). Its headquarter is in Paris, France.