North Korea: Public services index, 0 (high) - 10 (low)
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 2007 to 2019. The average value for North Korea during that period was 9.17 index points with a minimum of 8.6 index points in 2017 and a maximum of 9.6 index points in 2008.
The latest value from 2019 is 8.6 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 176
countries is 5.10 index points.
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Definition: The Public services indicator refers to the presence of basic state functions that serve the people. This may include the provision of essential services, such as health, education, water and sanitation, transport infrastructure, electricity and power, and internet and connectivity. On the other hand, it may include the state’s ability to protect its citizens, such as from terrorism and violence, through perceived effective policing. The higher the value of the indicator, the worse the public services in the country.