We believe that good governance
is the foundation of strong
and prosperous nations.

CIG Services and Programmes

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) supports governments in developing its leaders, strengthening its institutions, and building its public service capabilities. We do this through advisory partnerships, training programmes, a proprietary index that measures government performance, and knowledge products.

Government Projects and Partnerships

Governments today face deep and complex challenges, and have to meet the demands and expectations of an increasingly diverse and vocal set of stakeholders. While each country is unique, there is often value in understanding and drawing insights from the experiences of other governments and countries.

CIG’s expertise is in addressing these policy and governance challenges. With a deep understanding of the context of public administration, we form collaborative partnerships with government agencies and leaders, and work together to provide insights and policy options grounded in rigorous research and tradecraft.

We develop practical toolkits and frameworks that governments can use to strengthen their organisations and implementation systems. Working with our government partners, we adapt and customise these tools for each specific context to support implementation.

Chandler Academy of Governance

The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) complements and supports CIG’s work by developing and delivering training programmes for government leaders. Our unique curriculum is based on the Strong Nation Blueprint, which is our framework for understanding the components of a strong nation.

Our training programmes are practitioner-oriented, and grounded in real world application and proven approaches instead of abstract theory. Our unique curriculum is designed to equip government leaders with the capabilities required to meet the realities and demands of public service work. In line with this, our programmes are co-designed and delivered by experts with deep government experience.

We work closely with our government partners to contextualise our training programmes for the countries and regions we work in, so that the training is relevant for our learners.

Chandler Good Government Index

Governments play critical roles in national development, and it is essential that we have good ways to measure the quality of national governance. 

The Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) is an annual index, measuring the capabilities and effectiveness of 113 governments around the world based on 35 unique indicators. It is the most comprehensive index of its kind in the world. 

Built by government practitioners, for government practitioners, the CGGI distils practical tradecraft and insights from a range of government leaders and experts around the world. It is designed to be a practical tool to help governments understand and benchmark their capabilities and performance, and to identify opportunities for progress.

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Governance Matters

Governance Matters is a practitioner-focused magazine that is shared with senior government leaders and practitioners across over 140 countries.

Featuring contributions from government leaders and experts globally, Governance Matters magazine is a platform that catalyses meaningful conversations on the tradecraft of good and effective governance.

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Other Knowledge Products

We develop other knowledge products for policy makers and government leaders. These include practice guides, articles and other practitioner-focused publications. They are designed to facilitate sharing of information and good practices.

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Join us for the Global Launch of the
2024 Chandler Good Government Index

Join us for the Global Launch of the 2024 Chandler Good Government Index

15 May 2024  |  11.30am UTC/GMT | 12.30pm BST

The Hon. Julia Gillard AC

Chair of Wellcome and former Prime Minister of Australia

H.E. Mbelwa Kairuki

High Commissioner of Tanzaia to the UK

Dame Margaret Hodge

Labour MP for Barking, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Kenneth Sim

Managing Director (Strategy and Research), Chandler Institute of Governance

Lucy Fisher

Whitehall Editor at he Financial Times



Our Track Record

We partner and work with governments around the world at the national, state and city level, to support them in the important work they do.

Since 2019, CIG has established partnerships with governments in over 10 countries across three continents.

We are committed to supporting governments around the world in building essential core capabilities, developing leaders and policymakers, and delivering better public services for their people.

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Costa Rica

So far there has not been an overarching approach to strategically evaluate bureaucratic structures across the various government agencies. CIG’s work has been important for us to strategically right size and streamline the bureaucracy.

Ms Rosemarie G. Edillon

NEDA Undersecretary,

I am sincerely thankful for the commitment and cooperation between CIG and their experts who supported Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) and National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in developing the MENGPEL programme, which paves the way for more effective cooperation and activities in the future.

Mr Vu Chien Thang

Vice Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs,

Thank you to CIG and your team for the support and commitment that you have provided to Department for Human Resource Management and Development (DHRMD), especially in the development of the Individual Performance Management System, which is something that has been long overdue. This assignment is very important as it is one of the reform initiatives that the Government of Malawi has put in place. We look forward to seeing the system successfully implemented, so we can be a model for Africa.

Mr Ian Chingwalu

Principal Secretary, Department of Human Resource Management and Development, Malawi

One of the things I discovered is that you cannot develop as a nation if you are not unified. There must be a common sense of purpose that buys into the vision for the country. The Strong Nations for Africa Programme provides a practical approach to that by showing how Singapore, despite its diversity in terms of culture, and ethnic groupings, was able to build social cohesion, with everyone thinking with one mind, one heart and one soul.

Mr Mwamba Peni

Director General, Emoluments Commission, Zambia