Everyone knows that the Scandinavian countries have great welfare systems, low levels of corruption and highly responsive governments. Just as everyone knows that Singapore and Hong Kong have incredibly efficient bureaucracies and do a great job attracting business from around the world. But there are some other sparkling examples of good governance scattered throughout the world and in places you might never expect to look. Here are 10 countries that may not come to mind immediately when you think of a well run nation but which certainly deserve the accolade.
Botswana is located in the heart of southern Africa, a region that has been a bastion of instability since the end of colonial rule. Angola has experienced a protracted civil war, Robert Mugabe has single-handedly ruined Zimbabwe’s economy, and South Africa has suffered egregious racial discrimination for decades. Meanwhile, Botswana has enjoyed a largely peaceful and democratic post-colonial…
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