Netherlands is one the best governed countries in the world and in top 5 of IPI. Its bureaucracy and judiciary are autonomous from the political power and its number of e-citizens is among the highest in the world. Its public accountability mechanisms are however light and based on a culture of trust. Still, international scandals related to companies registered in Netherlands or top politicians in EU institutions suggest that the Dutch near perfect governance does not translated well across borders. The remedies are the implementation of international anti-bribery conventions and the adoption of transparent and far more exhaustive financial and conflict of interest disclosures for public officials.
➜ See Netherlands on Index of Public Integrity
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years