efficiency of governments, democracy, political system, political regime


The problem of the level of support for governments and leaders as a factor of inefficient governance is analyzed. The consequences affect the character of the regime and reduce the level of support for democratic systems. Efficiency of governments, support of economic growth, provision of quality medical care, fight against crime affect the attitude of the population to democracy. The level of satisfaction with democracy is determined by fluctuations in economic indicators, the level of crime. Support for democracy remains relatively immune to changes in government efficiency. When developing performance indicators, it is recommended to use the "rule of four C": clarity (clearness); completeness; complexity and consistency. Indicators must be specific, real and, most importantly, quantifiable. The Government Performance Index is an index developed by the World Bank Group that measures the quality of public services, civil service, policy formulation, policy implementation, and confidence in the government's commitment to improving or maintaining these qualities at a high level. The World Bank publishes an index of government effectiveness among the other five global indicators of governance: accountability, political stability, quality of regulation, rule of law and control of corruption. These indices are considered measurements of management. The Public Administration Efficiency Index uses forty-seven variables (quality of bureaucracy, infrastructure for distribution of goods and services) from thirty-two sources, Global Insight business conditions and risk indicators. These variables are then combined using a component model. As an indicator, the index of public administration efficiency does not allow to identify specific problems of the country, to analyze specific solutions, but it is a tool for comparing countries, to measure the trend of improvement in a particular mode. Government efficiency is correlated with life satisfaction, GDP per capita, and education expenditures, which promotes democratic development.


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How to Cite

Tkach, O., & Tkach, A. (2021). SUPPORT OF DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL SYSTEM BY SOCIETY AS A FACTOR OF GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Philosophy, 2(5), 55-63.