By CNN Philippines Staff, April 26, 2023; CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) — The Philippines fell three places in an annual governance index, placing 66th in the latest world rankings, based on the latest list of Singaporean non-profit group Chandler Institute of Governance.

The Philippines also ranked 6th among the low-middle income countries. It obtained an index score of 64.9%.

The Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) assessed over one hundred countries. It has seven pillars with indicators to determine each country’s government’s performance.

In the Strong Institutions pillar, the Philippines scored 44%. The CGGI noted that the country had significant improvements with its coordination, an indicator in which the country ranked 22nd in the world this year, four ranks higher than the previous year.

CGGI said the enactment of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Act was seen as “a paradigm shift in the country’s approach to disaster management.”

It added that with over 40 government agencies, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) now had a “clearer and more comprehensive” mandate on “disaster preparedness” and had a “broader stakeholder reach.”

“Partnerships between the government and academia have helped to make better quality data available for decision making in integrated disaster prevention and mitigation,” the report published Wednesday read.

Other pillars include Leadership and Foresights (36%), Robust Laws & Policies (48%), Financial Stewardship (55%), Attractive Marketplace (54%), Global Reputation & Reputation (4%), and Helping People Rise (49%).

The index score determines how much a country exhibits a particular pillar or indicator. The higher the index score, the more like the country is manifesting it.