WATCH:Public Affairs Index 2020. Ranking explained

WATCH:Public Affairs Index 2020. Ranking explained

Public Affairs Index 2020: Goa Ranked 1 and Manipur at bottom among 11 small states

Public Affairs Centre (PAC) launched the Public Affairs Index 2020 (PAI 2020), the annual ranking of the states of India on governance performance.

The Public Affairs Index (PAI 2020) is a scientifically rigorous, data-based framework that measures the quality of governance at the subnational level and ranks the states and Union Territories (UTs) of India on a Composite Index (CI).

States are classified into two categories- large and small- using population as the criteria.

  1. Kerala emerged the Best Governed State in the Large States Category
  2. Goa emerged the Best Governed State in the Small States Category
  3. Chandigarh emerged the Best Governed Union Territory in the Union Territory Category

The states are ranked on Governance performance based on a Composite Index. The governance performance is analysed in the context of sustainable development defined by 3 pillars – Equity, Growth and Sustainability; 5 Themes; 13 SDGs and 50 indicators. Apart from the pillar-wise rankings and analysis, PAI 2020 also features an analysis of states’ performance over time (the five-year period 2015-2020) and inter-state comparisons on performance.

Among the North East states, Meghalaya and Mizoram tops the list whereas Manipur is seen at the bottom among 11 small states.

Public Affairs Index 2020, Small States