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Grading Government Performance

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 Grading Government Performance2003-01-15 23:59
by Flemming Funch

Robert Muller, from '5000 Ideas & Dreams For A Better World' - Idea 53, September 1994:
"Children and students are graded for their performance and behavior. Why should not governments be graded too for their performance? A yearly performance report should be produced by the UN or by an outside organization similar to Amnesty International.
A Performance International can show for example:
  • the number of years a country has lived in peace with others,
  • violence statistics,
  • ratification of international treaties,
  • implementation of UN recommendations on a host of subjects (human rights, labor relations, the environment, etc.),
  • disarmament, shifting of military expenditures to peaceful, productive and social services,
  • demilitarization, etc.
Such a report would lead to a lot of good in the world."

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