The General Government Performance Index (GGPI) maps yields of government policy decisions benefitting citizens, against the burden to produce those. It provides a surprising insight into the results of policy choices made. In the 2018 edition of the GGPI, we also take a close look at how general government performance, translates into political support for the policies pursued.
By the end of this year, the Dutch political community will need to cough up a National Climate Agreement backed by a as broad as possible political coalition. The ambition is there, and the signs are favorable, but still a lot of checking and fine tuning needs to be done before this is a reality. In this article, I attempt to disentangle the complexity of the various aspects of the energy transition process before us and also try to map out what should and should not be done to obtain the broad popular support required to make this necessary conversion, work.