Government at a Glance 2021

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The 2021 edition includes input indicators on public finance and employment; process indicators include data on institutions, budgeting practices, human resources management, regulatory governance, public procurement, governance of infrastructure, public sector integrity, open government and digital government. Outcome indicators cover core government results (e.g. trust, political efficacy, inequality reduction) and indicators on access, responsiveness, quality and satisfaction for the education, health and justice sectors. Governance indicators are useful for monitoring and benchmarking governments’ progress in their public sector reforms.

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Financial net worth of general government

Financial net worth, or the difference between governments’ financial assets and liabilities, shows a government’s ability to meet its financial obligations. Assets reflect a source of additional funding and income available to governments; liabilities reflect debts accumulated over time. A consistent increase in the government’s financial net worth over time indicates good financial health. Conversely, net worth may be depleted by public debt, indicating a worsening of the government’s fiscal position that could affect confidence and increase risk.

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