The map shows the population’s perception of the quality of public and civil services and their degree of independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to such policies.
The Worldwide Governance Indicators report on six broad dimensions of governance for over 200 countries over the period 1996 to 2010. One of the dimensions is government effectiveness. The data for the EEA report have been extracted from the World Bank database for the reference year 2010, cut by all countries that do not belong to EEA-38 (Kosovo is not officially accepted by World Bank) and mapped per country.
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Home gardens can add immensely to the biodiversity of cities and towns.
They provide cover, feeding and commuting routes for wildlife including hedgehogs, badgers, birds and butterflies. If you have a garden, increase its value by planting berry-bearing trees and flowering plants. Rowan, bird cherry and dandelion, among others, can serve as food and shelter to a wide range of invertebrates.
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