Our Philosophy

The Chandler Governance Model (CGM)

Total Game Approach: Building Strong and Prosperous Nations

The Chandler Governance Model (CGM) provides a holistic understanding of national prosperity and well-being. As a governance blueprint, it shows how the four domains of governance – political leadership, government, business and community – act and interact to architect and build strong nations. It describes the three unseen forces – societal trust, culture and social mobility – that are essential for political leaders to implement change and build trust with its people. Finally, government policy must support shared prosperity, by providing basic public goods, building marketplace infrastructure and build the conditions required for a creative society.

The CGM is the framework that informs CIG’s work with governments, including the services we deliver to our partners.

The Four Domains of Governance

The CGM defines four domains of governance, each with their part to play.

Political Leadership
Marketplace Companies & Entrepreneurs
Cities & Communities

The Transformation Ring: Three “Invisible” Forces for Change

Three powerful yet hidden forces often play a decisive role in whether a government or its policies succeed: culture, societal trust, and social mobility. Yet, these “invisible” forces often receive far less attention from government leaders than aspects which are easier to track and measure.

Culture: The Power of Shared Beliefs and Identity
Trust: Built Upon Cultures of Integrity
Social Mobility: A Pathway to Shared Prosperity

National Development Flywheel

Government policies set the rules for the exchanges and expectations between the social actor within a nation. This is encapsulated in the three blades of the National Development Flywheel are basic public goods, marketplace infrastructure, and creative society.

Basic Public Goods
Marketplace Infrastructure
Creative Society