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Governance by Country

World Economics has gathered together key indicators for governance. Data is ranked on a 0-100 scale where 0 = bad and 100 = as good as it gets.

The data below ranks the world's top country rankings by governance factors.






Country Global
Rank
Region
Rank
Governance
Index
Rule of Law
(0-100 Index)
Press Freedom
(0-100 Index)
Political Rights
(0-100 Index)
Corruption Perceptions
(0-100 Index)
Norway 1 1 100.0 97.7 100.0 100.0 94.5
Denmark 2 2 99.1 94.6 97.4 100.0 100.0
New Zealand 3 1 97.6 95.2 90.2 100.0 100.0
Finland 4 3 97.6 100.0 95.4 100.0 95.9
Sweden 5 4 97.3 93.3 95.9 100.0 95.9
Ireland 6 5 92.0 85.7 95.3 97.6 78.1
Canada 7 1 91.9 89.5 88.2 100.0 84.9
United Kingdom 8 6 91.8 85.6 85.0 97.6 84.9
Estonia 9 7 91.6 82.8 95.9 95.2 82.2
Australia 10 2 90.8 89.4 79.6 100.0 84.9
Germany 11 8 90.8 87.1 88.5 97.6 89.0
Switzerland 12 9 90.7 93.8 89.3 97.6 95.9
Austria 13 10 88.7 93.4 82.8 92.9 83.6
Netherlands 14 11 88.5 92.1 84.1 100.0 91.8
Lithuania 15 12 88.3 73.2 90.8 95.2 61.6
Iceland 16 13 87.9 93.1 89.2 83.3 95.9
Portugal 17 14 86.9 77.9 94.0 97.6 63.0
France 18 15 85.5 81.4 84.8 95.2 74.0
Belgium 19 16 84.6 82.5 85.1 97.6 83.6
Latvia 20 17 84.5 72.3 85.5 92.9 57.5
Japan 21 3 84.3 86.3 69.5 100.0 80.8
Korea, Rep. 22 4 83.3 77.9 77.8 83.3 63.0
Luxembourg 23 18 83.2 93.0 86.1 95.2 95.9
Czech Republic 24 19 81.5 74.8 86.9 90.5 53.4
Spain 25 20 81.4 70.9 82.8 92.9 64.4
Mauritius 26 1 81.0 71.4 71.3 92.9 52.1
Slovenia 27 21 80.5 75.0 74.0 97.6 61.6
Slovak Republic 28 22 78.1 65.4 84.6 92.9 46.6
Costa Rica 29 2 75.9 62.7 92.7 95.2 57.5
Uruguay 30 3 74.4 65.4 77.7 100.0 76.7
Chile 31 4 73.8 75.0 65.4 95.2 71.2
Israel 32 1 73.2 73.3 64.3 83.3 61.6
Cyprus 33 23 72.7 63.0 71.2 95.2 95.9
Taiwan 34 5 72.1 80.0 80.0 95.2 95.9
Poland 35 24 71.7 62.0 70.8 85.7 56.2
Croatia 36 25 71.1 55.9 76.0 90.5 43.8
Singapore 37 6 70.1 95.1 47.7 50.0 95.9
Romania 38 26 69.7 57.8 73.9 88.1 39.7
United States 39 5 69.0 82.4 78.5 81.0 71.2
Italy 40 27 68.9 54.6 73.6 90.5 52.1
North Macedonia 41 28 66.9 47.1 73.9 69.0 95.9
Jamaica 42 6 66.8 42.8 90.0 85.7 95.9
Malta 43 29 66.3 71.3 66.4 88.1 95.9
Tunisia 44 2 66.1 52.0 63.1 81.0 39.7
Georgia 45 30 65.3 55.7 64.0 59.5 95.9
Bhutan 46 7 65.0 63.3 82.5 76.2 95.9
Trinidad and Tobago 47 7 64.3 45.5 84.9 83.3 34.2
Hong Kong 48 8 64.2 87.9 44.9 40.5 95.9
Malaysia 49 9 63.4 64.9 55.6 54.8 49.3
Namibia 50 3 62.9 56.0 88.3 78.6 49.3
Greece 51 31 62.9 56.6 59.9 92.9 47.9
South Africa 52 4 62.5 45.8 81.6 83.3 39.7
Hungary 53 32 62.2 61.3 64.5 66.7 39.7
Cabo Verde 54 5 62.0 60.7 81.3 95.2 58.9
Bulgaria 55 33 61.1 46.5 63.8 83.3 39.7
Moldova 56 34 60.4 38.5 79.3 66.7 95.9
Panama 57 8 58.8 43.5 67.8 88.1 27.4
Mongolia 58 10 58.7 42.1 63.9 90.5 27.4
Armenia 59 35 58.7 46.6 74.4 57.1 95.9
Ukraine 60 36 57.9 32.1 60.2 66.7 24.7
Botswana 61 6 57.1 59.5 63.1 71.4 61.6
Ghana 62 7 56.5 47.7 72.8 88.1 38.4
India 63 11 56.3 48.2 44.3 85.7 34.2
Serbia 64 37 56.1 44.1 66.4 57.1 95.9
Argentina 65 9 55.2 37.1 83.4 88.1 37.0
Peru 66 10 54.9 40.2 66.6 73.8 31.5
United Arab Emirates 67 2 52.4 71.3 48.0 16.7 76.7
Indonesia 68 12 52.1 40.3 53.2 76.2 30.1
Dominican Republic 69 11 52.0 42.1 83.0 66.7 17.8
Turkey 70 3 51.1 39.8 44.5 42.9 34.2
Albania 71 38 50.7 39.8 60.9 69.0 28.8
Guyana 72 12 50.5 38.1 82.5 76.2 95.9
Kenya 73 8 50.3 34.9 69.7 50.0 21.9
Malawi 74 9 50.1 42.1 66.3 73.8 20.5
Mexico 75 13 49.1 32.1 51.3 69.0 21.9
Colombia 76 14 49.0 36.5 45.8 73.8 32.9
Nepal 77 13 48.4 36.5 67.6 64.3 24.7
Senegal 78 10 48.3 41.8 68.1 73.8 41.1
Brazil 79 15 47.9 44.3 59.8 78.6 31.5
El Salvador 80 16 47.7 29.9 58.4 76.2 28.8
Bosnia and Herzegovina 81 39 47.1 41.1 70.8 50.0 95.9
Tanzania 82 11 45.4 33.8 52.1 33.3 31.5
Qatar 83 4 45.0 73.4 52.9 21.4 65.8
Paraguay 84 17 44.8 38.4 63.0 71.4 17.8
Lesotho 85 12 44.6 37.4 64.1 69.0 35.6
Ecuador 86 18 44.5 35.1 69.7 69.0 32.9
Rwanda 87 13 44.1 51.3 48.8 23.8 53.4
Morocco 88 14 43.9 46.5 49.0 35.7 34.2
Sri Lanka 89 14 42.9 47.5 45.5 59.5 31.5
Cote d'Ivoire 90 15 42.5 33.8 80.4 42.9 28.8
Papua New Guinea 91 15 42.5 30.9 71.9 59.5 95.9
Jordan 92 5 42.2 53.9 52.5 31.0 46.6
Burkina Faso 93 16 41.9 38.3 78.9 59.5 34.2
Kazakhstan 94 16 41.4 38.9 52.1 16.7 46.6
Philippines 95 17 41.2 35.0 45.2 64.3 26.0
Kuwait 96 6 40.5 56.8 40.9 38.1 37.0
Sierra Leone 97 17 40.4 30.0 76.7 71.4 24.7
Niger 98 18 40.1 35.1 73.2 52.4 23.3
Uganda 99 19 39.3 40.5 50.0 31.0 16.4
Oman 100 7 38.8 64.0 38.8 19.0 53.4
Gambia 101 20 38.3 39.6 74.7 52.4 30.1
Bahrain 102 8 37.4 60.8 33.4 9.5 37.0
Togo 103 21 36.7 32.3 61.7 40.5 19.2
Guatemala 104 19 36.5 22.6 51.7 54.8 13.7
Russia 105 40 35.0 29.9 41.9 16.7 20.5
Madagascar 106 22 34.9 26.8 62.6 69.0 13.7
Zambia 107 23 34.4 33.3 59.8 52.4 24.7
Thailand 108 18 34.4 51.6 54.1 16.7 28.8
Azerbaijan 109 19 33.8 31.6 42.5 9.5 95.9
Kyrgyzstan 110 20 33.2 25.8 69.3 14.3 95.9
Liberia 111 24 33.2 23.3 67.7 69.0 95.9
Saudi Arabia 112 9 32.5 54.6 36.4 7.1 52.1
Nigeria 113 25 32.3 28.6 50.5 54.8 13.7
Bolivia 114 20 31.3 20.2 51.4 69.0 21.9
Benin 115 26 30.6 30.7 52.2 54.8 35.6
China 116 21 30.4 47.2 27.2 0.0 37.0
Pakistan 117 22 29.8 31.6 41.0 40.5 21.9
Mauritania 118 27 29.4 34.2 62.7 38.1 19.2
Belarus 119 41 28.3 24.1 42.8 9.5 43.8
Uzbekistan 120 23 26.5 22.4 49.4 9.5 95.9
Mozambique 121 28 25.8 23.4 53.8 38.1 13.7
Comoros 122 29 25.7 19.0 64.9 42.9 8.2
Honduras 123 21 25.7 25.0 37.4 50.0 12.3
Haiti 124 22 24.6 23.1 69.7 40.5 95.9
Guinea 125 30 24.3 17.4 64.6 38.1 17.8
Lebanon 126 10 24.1 26.3 50.3 35.7 95.9
Ethiopia 127 31 23.7 38.8 54.5 26.2 31.5
Mali 128 32 22.9 25.8 58.8 26.2 20.5
Sudan 129 33 22.6 22.3 44.2 55.8 1.4
Guinea Bissau 130 34 22.5 14.9 63.5 45.2 5.5
Egypt 131 35 22.5 39.8 32.6 19.0 24.7
Zimbabwe 132 36 22.0 17.2 48.5 31.0 95.9
Eswatini 133 37 21.8 35.5 50.1 7.1 24.7
Bangladesh 134 24 20.8 34.5 39.5 40.5 15.1
Algeria 135 38 20.3 29.4 49.1 28.6 28.8
Angola 136 39 19.6 24.9 61.7 28.6 16.4
Gabon 137 40 17.7 32.2 60.4 11.9 20.5
Cambodia 138 25 17.0 25.3 46.9 16.7 8.2
Nicaragua 139 23 16.8 18.6 40.0 28.6 9.6
Cameroon 140 41 15.1 20.3 53.0 21.4 13.7
Burundi 141 42 14.0 16.1 60.2 14.3 5.5
Yemen, Rep. 142 11 12.9 4.8 31.5 7.1 0.0
Congo, Rep. 143 43 12.5 20.0 63.3 9.5 95.9
Laos 144 26 11.8 27.7 39.5 9.5 19.2
Myanmar 145 27 11.7 19.5 27.0 35.7 95.9
Chad 146 44 11.0 16.4 60.6 11.9 8.2
Tajikistan 147 28 11.0 18.6 43.5 4.8 95.9
Afghanistan 148 29 10.1 4.0 41.3 35.7 95.9
Vietnam 149 30 9.2 45.3 28.2 11.9 28.8
Turkmenistan 150 31 8.7 13.9 27.0 4.8 95.9
Central African Republic 151 45 8.0 6.4 61.5 11.9 15.1
Congo, Dem. Rep 152 46 6.0 4.4 51.4 16.7 4.1
Libya 153 47 0.0 0.0 46.6 7.1 95.9



See: Data for individual countries and underlying data click on the country name

Source: World Bank (Rule of Law), RSF (Press Freedom), Freedom House (Political Rights), Transparency International (Corruption Perception Index).
Data has been re-indexed on a scale of 0-100 for comparison purposes. See original source data.


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Key:
Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
         Governance: 0 = Poor governance, 100 = As good as it gets.
         Corruption: 0 = High corruption, 100 = Low corruption.
         Rule of Law: 0 = low rule of law, 100 = High rule of law.
         Press Freedom: 0 = Low press freedom, 100 = High press freedom.
         Political Rights: 0 = Low political rights, 100 = High political rights.