The  came to Stamen with the goal of bringing a fascinating global dataset to life: its Governance Index, which offers important insights into what makes a good government. Over six years in the making, the Index explores the relationship between democratic feedback, government competence, and the provision of public goods as measures of a good government.

What we built

The data visualization we made is based on Berggruen’s governance evaluation of 38 countries, and is based on three scores: quality of democracy, quality of government, and quality of life. Each score is, in turn, a rollup of several factors, which are also elaborated in the visualization, telling a rich and insightful story about governance.

[This work] means deeper understanding — among those who care to explore — of what functions and capabilities of government matter most for producing good quality of life for citizens. Dawn Nakagawa Executive Vice President