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2014 Participatory Local Democracy Index – Components and Rankings

Group Active Citizenry Political Administrative Fiscal Planning Composite Rank
County L P L P L P L P L P L P Avg
Azerbaijan 1 50 58 34 68 67 74 50 50 50 33 50 56 53 23
Bangladesh 2 89 55 54 67 22 48 66 37 100 55 66 53 59 13
Benin 3 60 43 54 56 80 45 66 37 100 66 72 49 61 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 60 39 77 31 54 34 66 12 50 33 61 30 46 36
Brazil 5 73 50 77 37 47 25 83 25 67 29 69 33 51 28
Burkina 3 20 33 39 49 54 22 50 0 50 11 42 23 33 46
Burundi 3 80 87 93 62 87 90 83 62 100 88 89 78 83 1
Cambodia 2 80 52 54 40 67 43 62 0 100 99 73 47 60 11
Cameroon 3 30 35 51 31 33 32 83 0 0 11 39 22 31 48
Chile 5 30 30 70 43 74 29 62 37 50 22 57 32 45 37
China 2 30 42 17 27 20 75 42 47 50 33 32 45 38 44
Colombia 5 70 43 54 31 67 9 50 12 100 33 68 26 47 35
Costa Rica 5 75 52 70 39 57 34 66 44 88 28 71 39 55 21
Côte d’Ivoire 3 40 46 62 37 65 30 66 12 75 55 62 36 49 32
DRCongo 3 70 35 77 30 80 20 100 37 100 44 85 33 59 13
Ethiopia 3 100 82 93 62 94 59 83 62 100 66 94 66 80 3
Finland 6 30 95 93 74 54 95 100 62 75 44 70 74 72 4
France 6 70 52 70 43 80 52 66 78 50 44 67 54 60 11
Ghana 3 40 26 93 49 67 48 100 12 100 22 80 32 56 19
Guatemala 5 70 57 85 49 33 20 66 12 100 22 71 32 52 25
India 2 67 33 54 74 60 30 66 25 75 33 64 39 52 25
Indonesia 2 100 43 85 37 94 39 100 25 100 55 96 40 68 6
Italy 6 90 65 93 56 54 56 83 37 75 66 79 56 67 8
Jordan 4 60 66 17 49 40 29 33 12 0 11 30 34 32 47
Kyrgyzstan 1 56 32 65 41 72 42 62 51 61 32 63 40 51 28
Lebanon 4 10 61 62 37 33 11 50 37 50 22 41 34 37 45
Liberia 3 100 56 93 37 107 43 100 37 100 33 100 41 71 5
Madagascar 3 30 17 46 37 80 25 33 50 75 55 53 37 45 37
Malawi 3 50 69 93 49 80 43 66 37 75 88 73 57 65 9
Malaysia 2 10 13 43 31 47 16 66 16 25 22 38 19 29 50
Mali 3 70 61 93 80 94 23 66 37 100 55 85 51 68 6
Mauritania 4 40 36 51 25 47 11 33 12 100 44 54 26 40 42
Mauritius 2 40 52 54 37 54 36 66 37 50 22 53 37 45 37
Mexico 5 70 22 62 19 74 32 66 0 75 22 69 19 44 40
Morocco 4 80 42 54 44 67 34 83 62 75 44 72 45 59 13
Nepal 2 90 48 60 43 27 29 50 25 100 44 65 38 51 28
Niger 3 90 43 70 37 80 45 83 25 75 33 80 37 58 16
Nigeria 3 70 35 77 31 67 30 66 37 75 33 71 33 52 25
Pakistan 2 60 39 51 43 80 22 83 25 0 0 55 26 40 42
Paraguay 5 40 35 93 43 33 20 100 37 100 33 73 34 53 23
Peru 5 50 31 70 46 47 8 58 25 75 33 60 28 44 40
Philippines 2 60 52 70 37 73 36 100 25 100 33 80 37 58 16
Senegal 3 90 74 77 80 87 63 83 62 100 99 87 76 81 2
Sierra Leone 3 70 43 77 43 74 45 100 37 50 44 74 43 58 16
Sudan 4 10 78 43 13 54 27 21 25 25 11 30 31 31 48
Tajikistan 1 70 22 46 25 80 38 83 50 50 33 66 33 50 31
Uganda 3 80 13 62 31 33 34 83 12 100 44 72 27 49 32
USA 6 57 53 77 40 63 60 63 46 47 39 61 48 55 21
Venezuela 5 60 52 54 56 60 23 83 50 100 22 71 40 56 19
Vietnam 2 59 30 45 34 82 48 56 27 65 37 61 35 48 34
Zambia 3 22 6 51 34 27 4 17 12 0 22 23 15 19 51
Groups Gap
Asia: E+S 59 38 56 41 68 47 65 41 53 33 60 40 50 20
Asia: C+W 62 42 53 43 57 38 69 26 70 39 62 38 50 24
Sub-Sahara 62 45 72 46 72 39 74 32 76 48 71 42 57 29
MENA 40 57 45 34 48 22 44 30 50 26 45 34 40 11
Latin America 60 41 71 40 55 22 70 27 84 27 68 31 50 36
Developed 62 66 83 53 63 66 78 56 62 48 69 58 63 11
World 59 46 65 43 62 37 69 32 71 39 65 40 52 26

You can download the 2014 Survey in Word Format here,

 


Scorecard Components

Active Citizenry

  • Aware: citizens are knowledgeable about their rights and informed of government decisions
  • Inclusive: women and other marginalized groups are guaranteed a voice in decision-making processes
  • Organized: citizens are organized to negotiate collectively with local government
  • Participating: citizens, civil society groups, and local private sector lobby local government structures

Political Decentralization

  • Democratic: open elections are held for office at all levels of government
  • Transparent: government actions, decisions and decision-making processes are open to an appropriate level of scrutiny by other parts of government, citizens and, in some instances, outside institutions
  • Accountable: Mechanisms exist for citizens to intervene in the policy making process, and have means to redress instances of corruption
  • Autonomous: local government has the power, capacity and flexibility to respond to social changes and demands, takes into account the expectations of civil society in identifying the general public interest, and is willing to critically re-examine the role of government

Administrative Decentralization

  • Decentralized: a representative government exists at a close and accessible level to the people and is responsible for service delivery; a transparent legal framework supports decentralization; and all laws, codes and regulations are equally enforced by government.
  • Trained: local government officials and civil society organizations supporting local government receive systematic trainings
  • Effective: government strives to produce quality public outputs, including services delivered to citizens, at the best cost, and ensures that outputs meet the original intentions of policy-makers

Fiscal Decentralization

  • Supported: local government is able to mobilize local resources and receives share (20+%) of public resources
  • Independent: local government exercises freedom to allocate funds to locally-identified priorities

Multi-sectoral Planning

  • Capacity: local government has the mandate, skills, and timely resources to engage stakeholders in long-term planning for basic services.
  • Deliberative: citizens participate in meaningful discussion about local priorities and their decisions are reflected in the governing process

Related Indices

The Access Initiative
Afro Barometer
Asia Foundation Economic Governance Index
Civicus Civil Society Index
DAI Municipality Capacity Index
Freedom House
Gallup World Poll
Global Integrity Local Integrity Initiative
IDEA Electoral System Design
Jones Lang LaSalle Global Transparency Index
Urban Governance Index
The World Justice Project


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9 thoughts on “Data

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  2. Systematic Communication Literacy education is key to promotion of active citizenship. Without critical communicative skills and understanding of governance and sustainable development issues, the citizenry will not be able to negotiate the complexities of today’s knowledge societies.

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  6. Regarding the Score Card, one should be careful in uniting service delivery with participatory governance. Acceptable service delivery may not imply participatory governance and vice-versa. For example, service delivery can be related to resources transferred or competences devolved, which have to do with the general national framework and not with the (good or bad) local governance.

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