Comparing governance assessment frameworks and methodologies: Lessons for developing a social accountability (SAc) index

by Randee C. Cabaces and Aldrich Telebrico
ANSA-EAP Research Team

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We recently did a review of some governance indexes and social accountability assessment frameworks.  Apart from those that we were more familiar with, like World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), and Global Integrity’s Global Integrity Report (GIR), we randomly selected those that came out of a cursory online search and which we deemed would have some interesting lessons for us in terms of developing ANSA-EAP’s own social accountability (SAc) monitoring and measurement tool.

Out of the ten (10) indexes and assessment frameworks that we examined, four (4) were global in scope, proposing some measures for governance quality that were supposed to be applicable across countries and regions.  One (1), the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), provided a regional assessment framework for African countries.  Two (2) outlined a national framework for comparing governance quality across component provinces and municipalities.  Three (3) of the assessment tools were primarily meant for application at the local level.

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