India stands third in list of trusted govts; ranks behind Indonesia

India stands third in list of trusted govts; ranks behind Indonesia

India stands third in list of trusted govts; ranks behind Indonesia
Around 73% of Indians have trust in the Government of India, making it the third in a global ranking, only behind Indonesia and Switzerland.

While India is third in the list, the Donald Trump-led United States administration managed to get endorsement from only 30% of the country’s citizens, according to a ‘Government at Glance 2017’ report, published by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Though India remains one of the toppers, the number of people who trust the government has fallen by 9% between 2007 and 2016.

The OECD, a 35-country group, has used the Gallup World Poll for 2016 for measuring the confidence level in central governments in its report.

The governments of Indonesia and Switzerland have got around 80% of votes in their favour. The UK government had the confidence of about 40% of its citizens in 2016.

“Trust in government remains below the pre-crisis levels. On an average in OECD countries, 42% of citizens reported having confidence in their national governments in 2016, compared to 45% before 2007,” the report said.

It also urged governments to take steps to prevent the emergence of new forms of “e-exclusion”. While a growing share of citizens use digital channels to interact with the government, it said there are persistent gaps in the level of uptake by education level, living area and age.

The report also said that on an average, the women make up only 29% of parliamentarians and 28% of ministers in OECD countries in 2017.

“Similarly, while women represent 58% of the total public sector workforce, they hold only 32% of senior positions. Equal representation of women in public life and employment at all levels expand the pool of talent available to contribute to organisational performance,” the report said.
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