What's it like to live in a well-governed country? That what Lindsey Galloway set out to find in an article for BBC Travel, interviewing residents of Denmark, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Botswana, and Chile—countries that consistently score well in the WJP Rule of Law Index, the World Bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators, and the Social Progress Index. 

"While each index varies in their precise ranking, certain patterns emerge across all three, with the same countries consistently at the top for their progressive social policies, trust in government and effective justice system."

To hear some first-person perspective beyond the numbers, read the BBC article here: "What's it like to live in a well-governed country"

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