Good Governance

10 of the Best Governments in the World

Swiss Federal Palace

Good governance is one of the hallmarks of countries that rank high among the best-governed in the world. While opinions may differ on what makes a government great, policy research group Legatum Institute has identified metrics and measurable criteria used in its annual Global Prosperity Index. Here’s a look at world’s top ten best governments in the world according to the Legatum Index Government Ranking.

1. Switzerland
Type of government: Democratic Federal Republic

2. New Zealand
Type of government: Constitutional Monarchy

3. Denmark
Type of government: Constitutional Monarchy

4. Sweden
Type of government: Parliamentary Democracy

5. Finland
Type of government: Constitutional Republic

6. Luxembourg
Type of government: Parliamentary Representative Democratic Monarchy

7. Canada
Type of government: Constitutional Monarchy

8. Norway
Type of government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

9. United Kingdom
Type of government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm

10. Australia
Type of government: Representative Democracy and a Constitutional Monarchy