According to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Jamaica’s Parliament is among the less effective governing bodies in the world.
The WEF’s Global Information Technology Report 2015 gave 143 countries a rating between 1 and 7 with one representing governing bodies that are “not effective at all” and seven representing those deemed as being “extremely effective”.
Jamaica’s Parliament was given a rating of 3.4 out of 7 for its effectiveness as a law making body.
The score represents the weighted average from an opinion survey carried out between the years 2013 and 2014.
Singapore topped the list f 143 countries, while Jamaica’s score places it in the bottom half of countries in the world with governing bodies.
Barbados is the most effective CARICOM country at 19th according to the report while Haiti with a score of 2.1 ranks the lowest at 135th.