* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Iceland: Government effectiveness index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong): For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Iceland from 1996 to 2016. The average value for Iceland during that period was 1.76 points with a minumum of 1.41 points in 2016 and a maximum of 2.11 points in 2003. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The index of Government Effectiveness captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government's commitment to such policies.