South Korea: Public services index, 0 (high) - 10 (low)
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 2007 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 1.96 index points with a minimum of 1.2 index points in 2020 and a maximum of 2.4 index points in 2015.
The latest value from 2020 is 1.2 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 176
countries is 5.00 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.