- 18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
- N = 100000
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Government effectiveness
- Our Classification
- Source: World Bank 2005 (Kaufmann).
- Range: -2,5, +2,5
- Perceptions of the quality of public service provision, the quality of the bureaucracy, competence of civil servants, the independence of civil service from political pressure and the credibility of the government’s commitment to policies. Scores based on cross-country perceptions of enterprise, citizens and experts. Data from 37 sources, constructed by 31 organizations.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by government effectiveness: r = -.66, meaning that more government effectiveness goes with less inequality in happiness.