3. Effective Governance
3.1 Democratic Representation
3.2 Lack of Corruption
3.3 Efficient Administration

3. Effective Governance

Goal – A popularly elected government free of corruption and functioning efficiently and transparently enough to guarantee economic freedom to individuals and support equitable property markets

3.1 Democratic Representation (Srong)

Core Question: Does the country have free and open elections for the leadership and can citizens engage in free enterprise?

Yes – Strong

3.1.1 Voice & Accountability (Strong) Are citizens able to elect their government and do they enjoy freedom of expression, association and a free media?

Yes – Strong, Argentina is right in the middle of the pack when it comes to voice and accountability.

Governance Matters 2014, World Bank – Are citizens free to form political and civic organizations free of state interference and surveillance?

Yes – Strong – Score 4 out of 10

The Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2014

3.1.2 Public Information (Strong) Are there regulations governing conflicts of interest in the executive and legislative branches of government? Can citizens access legislative processes and documents?

Global Integrity Report 2010

3.1.3 Market Intervention (Strong) To what extent does the government intervene in the private sector including state owned industries? To what extent does the government control prices?

Index of Economic Freedom 2015– Heritage Foundation

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3.2 Lack of Corruption (Weak)

Core Question: Is the public sector transparent and free of corruption?

No – Weak

Transparency (Weak)

3.2.1   What is the perceived level of corruption in the country?

Corruption Perception Index 2014, Transparency International

Integrity Mechanisms (Weak)

3.2.2   A National Integrity System is a framework where the principle institutions that contribute to integrity, transparency and accountability in a society can address corruption in a systematic way. Does a National Integrity System exist?

National Integrity System Assessment, Transparency International

Extralegal Payments (Weak)

3.2.3   How often do companies report that officials and/or companies expect additional payments to “expedite” services or gain business?

The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, World Economic Forum

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3.3 Efficient Administration (Strong)

Core Question: Are quality services and qualified civil servants available to the public through the efficient use of public money?

Yes – Strong, although still far from the fact, the Argentina government has become more efficient with the new administration.

Size of Government (Very Strong)

3.3.1   What is the size of government relative to GDP?

Very Strong

Index of Economic Freedom 2015, Heritage Foundation

Civil Service (Strong)

3.3.2   What is the quality of the civil service?


Global Integrity Report 2014
The Economist –

Government Effectiveness (Strong)

3.3.3   What is the overall effectiveness of the government?


Governance Matters 2014, World Bank

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