|ABOUT NATIONAL GOVERNANCE INDEX|
Researches on national governance are mainly undertaken from the theoretical perspective and the empirical perspective. Generally speaking, although pioneering academic achievements have been made in developing national governance indexes, there is still much room for improvement. As NGI marks the breaking of the Western hegemony in political indexes and further can be practically used in risk assessment for “Belt and Road” initiative, the research team led by Political Science Institute at East China University of Political Science and Law has developed the NGI indicator system after a wide range of academic exchange. The NGI indicator system can measure the governance levels of all the countries in the world. Specifically, these indicators can accurately identify China’s position among all the countries in terms of national governance level and objectively assess China’s development in recent years. In addition, the analysis of specific indicators in NGI can timely expose China’s weaknesses and problems in national governance, thereby providing some clues to coming up with countermeasures.
The development of NGI was started in March 2015.The research team of the Political Science Institute at East China University of Political Science and Law first carried out extensive surveys and in-depth discussions to develop indicator system. In order to perfect the system, the research team consulted hundreds of scholars at home and abroad in the field of political science and international relationship, especially Professors Yu Keping, Yang Xuedong and He Zengke in Compilation and Translation Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. In addition, the Political Science Institute organized NGI Research and Assessment Seminar (June 13, 2015), Rule of Law and National Governance Seminar (October 31, 2015) and other seminars to assess the reliability and validity of NGI.
Political Science Institute at East China University of Political
Science and Law