How to evaluate the performance of a government?
It is difficult to evaluate the performance of a government with uni-factor analysis; the actual assessment can be done only after considering various aspects of governance, namely Socio, Cultural, Political, Economic, and Environmental factors. To evaluate the performance of a government the following factors can be considered.
v Gender Parity Index
v Religious Freedom
v Equality Based on caste
v Protection of religious and Linguistic Minority Rights
v Gender Budgeting
v Effective functioning of Democracy
v Free and fair elections
v Corruption free Politics and Administration
v Transparency in Administration
v Independent Press
v Independent Judiciary
v Human Rights
v Human Development Index (HDI)
v Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
v Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
v Growth Vs Development
v Equal Distribution of Wealth
v Sustainable Development Goals
v National Action Plan for Climate change(NAPC)
v Green Budget
v Disaster management
Gross National Happiness is a developing philosophy as well as an “index” which is used to measure the collective happiness in any specific nation. The Concept was first mentioned in the constitution of Bhutan, which was enacted on 18 July 2008.
The term “gross national happiness” was coined by the fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, in the 1970sThe GNH’s central tenants are: “Sustainable and equitable socio-economic development; environmental conservation; preservation and promotion of culture; and good governance”.
GNH is distinguishable by for example valuing collective happiness as the goal of governance, and by emphasizing harmony with nature and traditional values.