* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Government effectiveness index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong): For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1996 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 1.59 points with a minumum of 1.46 points in 2015 and a maximum of 1.8 points in 2000. 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.