Sourcing Country Governance Index
The Dragonfly Initiative’s Country Governance Effectiveness Index for Responsible Sourcing aggregates four existing indices for country-level governance, selected in order to give maximum insight into those aspects of producer countries’ governance landscapes that are most relevant for downstream users of materials.
Low Governance Effectiveness -> High Governance Effectiveness
The darker green a country appears, the higher it ranks on the Country Governance Index for Responsible Sourcing, and the stronger is the country’s governance effectiveness. Toggle above any area of the map to see the name of the country and its exact value on the index. The higher the value, and the darker the colour of the country, implies a lower potential associated risk for responsible sourcing associated with the country as a whole.
The countries that are completely white lack a value for at least one of the underlying indices.
Two letter country abbreviations have been used in line with ISO3166-2
How do we calculate this index
We take the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators (2016) data set, and select the country level indicators for Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law and Control of Corruption. We use the percentile ranking for these three indicators, averaged, and the percentile ranking of the Yale Environmental Performance Index (2018). Combined, these indices reflect the level of governance effectiveness, at the country level and are a general indicator of potential risk to responsible sourcing.
The indices describe, respectively, the quality of a country’s laws, the degree to which those laws are followed, the probity of the system of governance overall, and the strength of the country’s environmental stewardship – all of which are key enabling factors for responsible supply chains.
The index was calculated in June 2018 and is updated bi-annually and in the event of any significant changes to the underlying data.
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The underlying information used in this index can be found here: