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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 worlds 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 2 100.0 94.6 97.4 100.0 100.0
Finland 3 3 99.8 100.0 95.4 100.0 95.9
New Zealand 4 1 98.0 95.2 90.2 100.0 100.0
Sweden 5 4 98.0 93.3 95.9 100.0 95.9
Switzerland 6 5 95.5 93.8 89.3 97.6 95.9
Luxembourg 7 6 93.7 93.0 86.1 95.2 95.9
Netherlands 8 7 93.1 92.1 84.1 100.0 91.8
Canada 9 1 91.5 89.5 88.2 100.0 84.9
Germany 10 8 91.4 87.1 88.5 97.6 89.0
Iceland 11 9 91.2 93.1 89.2 83.3 95.9
Ireland 12 10 89.8 85.7 95.3 97.6 78.1
Estonia 13 11 89.7 82.8 95.9 95.2 82.2
Australia 14 2 89.0 89.4 79.6 100.0 84.9
United Kingdom 15 12 88.8 85.6 85.0 97.6 84.9
Austria 16 13 88.7 93.4 82.8 92.9 83.6
Taiwan 17 3 88.2 80.0 80.0 95.2 95.9
Belgium 18 14 87.6 82.5 85.1 97.6 83.6
Japan 19 4 84.1 86.3 69.5 100.0 80.8
France 20 15 83.7 81.4 84.8 95.2 74.0
Portugal 21 16 82.9 77.9 94.0 97.6 63.0
Cyprus 22 17 80.8 63.0 71.2 95.2 95.9
Malta 23 18 79.8 71.3 66.4 88.1 95.9
Lithuania 24 19 79.6 73.2 90.8 95.2 61.6
Uruguay 25 2 79.3 65.4 77.7 100.0 76.7
Bhutan 26 5 78.7 63.3 82.5 76.2 95.9
Jamaica 27 3 77.7 42.8 90.0 85.7 95.9
United States 28 4 77.3 82.4 78.5 81.0 71.2
Spain 29 20 76.7 70.9 82.8 92.9 64.4
Costa Rica 30 5 75.9 62.7 92.7 95.2 57.5
Slovenia 31 21 75.9 75.0 74.0 97.6 61.6
Latvia 32 22 75.9 72.3 85.5 92.9 57.5
Chile 33 6 75.6 75.0 65.4 95.2 71.2
Czech Republic 34 23 75.2 74.8 86.9 90.5 53.4
Korea, Rep. 35 6 74.2 77.9 77.8 83.3 63.0
Cabo Verde 36 1 72.5 60.7 81.3 95.2 58.9
Guyana 37 7 71.5 38.1 82.5 76.2 95.9
Slovak Republic 38 24 70.6 65.4 84.6 92.9 46.6
Singapore 39 7 70.3 95.1 47.7 50.0 95.9
Mauritius 40 2 70.1 71.4 71.3 92.9 52.1
North Macedonia 41 25 69.5 47.1 73.9 69.0 95.9
Israel 42 1 68.6 73.3 64.3 83.3 61.6
Moldova 43 26 68.0 38.5 79.3 66.7 95.9
Georgia 44 27 66.5 55.7 64.0 59.5 95.9
Poland 45 28 66.3 62.0 70.8 85.7 56.2
Armenia 46 29 66.1 46.6 74.4 57.1 95.9
Namibia 47 3 65.6 56.0 88.3 78.6 49.3
Italy 48 30 65.2 54.6 73.6 90.5 52.1
Hong Kong 49 8 64.8 87.9 44.9 40.5 95.9
Croatia 50 31 63.9 55.9 76.0 90.5 43.8
Serbia 51 32 63.1 44.1 66.4 57.1 95.9
Romania 52 33 62.0 57.8 73.9 88.1 39.7
Papua New Guinea 53 9 61.6 30.9 71.9 59.5 95.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 54 34 61.5 41.1 70.8 50.0 95.9
Greece 55 35 61.3 56.6 59.9 92.9 47.9
Liberia 56 4 61.0 23.3 67.7 69.0 95.9
Botswana 57 5 60.9 59.5 63.1 71.4 61.6
South Africa 58 6 59.4 45.8 81.6 83.3 39.7
Trinidad and Tobago 59 8 58.7 45.5 84.9 83.3 34.2
Ghana 60 7 58.4 47.7 72.8 88.1 38.4
Argentina 61 9 58.0 37.1 83.4 88.1 37.0
Tunisia 62 8 55.2 52.0 63.1 81.0 39.7
Bulgaria 63 36 54.5 46.5 63.8 83.3 39.7
Hungary 64 37 54.1 61.3 64.5 66.7 39.7
Haiti 65 10 53.3 23.1 69.7 40.5 95.9
Panama 66 11 52.6 43.5 67.8 88.1 27.4
Senegal 67 9 52.0 41.8 68.1 73.8 41.1
Malaysia 68 10 52.0 64.9 55.6 54.8 49.3
Mongolia 69 11 51.8 42.1 63.9 90.5 27.4
Brazil 70 12 49.0 44.3 59.8 78.6 31.5
Qatar 71 2 48.8 73.4 52.9 21.4 65.8
United Arab Emirates 72 3 48.5 71.3 48.0 16.7 76.7
India 73 12 48.5 48.2 44.3 85.7 34.2
Peru 74 13 48.4 40.2 66.6 73.8 31.5
Burkina Faso 75 10 48.1 38.3 78.9 59.5 34.2
Dominican Republic 76 14 47.7 42.1 83.0 66.7 17.8
Lebanon 77 4 47.3 26.3 50.3 35.7 95.9
Ecuador 78 15 46.9 35.1 69.7 69.0 32.9
Lesotho 79 11 46.7 37.4 64.1 69.0 35.6
Kyrgyzstan 80 13 46.4 25.8 69.3 14.3 95.9
Sierra Leone 81 12 45.7 30.0 76.7 71.4 24.7
Malawi 82 13 45.7 42.1 66.3 73.8 20.5
Indonesia 83 14 44.8 40.3 53.2 76.2 30.1
Albania 84 38 44.5 39.8 60.9 69.0 28.8
Gambia 85 14 44.0 39.6 74.7 52.4 30.1
El Salvador 86 16 43.0 29.9 58.4 76.2 28.8
Nepal 87 15 42.9 36.5 67.6 64.3 24.7
Zimbabwe 88 15 42.8 17.2 48.5 31.0 95.9
Paraguay 89 17 42.2 38.4 63.0 71.4 17.8
Colombia 90 18 41.8 36.5 45.8 73.8 32.9
Congo, Rep. 91 16 41.7 20.0 63.3 9.5 95.9
Cote d'Ivoire 92 17 40.9 33.8 80.4 42.9 28.8
Sri Lanka 93 16 40.3 47.5 45.5 59.5 31.5
Niger 94 18 40.3 35.1 73.2 52.4 23.3
Jordan 95 5 40.3 53.9 52.5 31.0 46.6
Ukraine 96 39 40.2 32.1 60.2 66.7 24.7
Azerbaijan 97 17 39.0 31.6 42.5 9.5 95.9
Myanmar 98 18 38.6 19.5 27.0 35.7 95.9
Rwanda 99 19 38.4 51.3 48.8 23.8 53.4
Uzbekistan 100 19 38.4 22.4 49.4 9.5 95.9
Afghanistan 101 20 38.3 4.0 41.3 35.7 95.9
Kenya 102 20 38.2 34.9 69.7 50.0 21.9
Oman 103 6 37.8 64.0 38.8 19.0 53.4
Mexico 104 19 37.6 32.1 51.3 69.0 21.9
Benin 105 21 37.2 30.7 52.2 54.8 35.6
Kuwait 106 7 37.1 56.8 40.9 38.1 37.0
Madagascar 107 22 36.9 26.8 62.6 69.0 13.7
Philippines 108 21 36.4 35.0 45.2 64.3 26.0
Zambia 109 23 36.4 33.3 59.8 52.4 24.7
Morocco 110 24 35.0 46.5 49.0 35.7 34.2
Tajikistan 111 22 34.2 18.6 43.5 4.8 95.9
Bolivia 112 20 34.2 20.2 51.4 69.0 21.9
Turkey 113 8 33.8 39.8 44.5 42.9 34.2
Kazakhstan 114 23 31.8 38.9 52.1 16.7 46.6
Mauritania 115 25 31.8 34.2 62.7 38.1 19.2
Togo 116 26 31.6 32.3 61.7 40.5 19.2
Thailand 117 24 30.9 51.6 54.1 16.7 28.8
Ethiopia 118 27 30.9 38.8 54.5 26.2 31.5
Tanzania 119 28 30.8 33.8 52.1 33.3 31.5
Saudi Arabia 120 9 30.6 54.6 36.4 7.1 52.1
Libya 121 29 30.5 0.0 46.6 7.1 95.9
Nigeria 122 30 29.9 28.6 50.5 54.8 13.7
Guatemala 123 21 28.5 22.6 51.7 54.8 13.7
Turkmenistan 124 25 28.2 13.9 27.0 4.8 95.9
Bahrain 125 10 27.9 60.8 33.4 9.5 37.0
Uganda 126 31 27.1 40.5 50.0 31.0 16.4
Guinea 127 32 27.1 17.4 64.6 38.1 17.8
Algeria 128 33 26.5 29.4 49.1 28.6 28.8
Comoros 129 34 26.3 19.0 64.9 42.9 8.2
Pakistan 130 26 26.3 31.6 41.0 40.5 21.9
Angola 131 35 25.3 24.9 61.7 28.6 16.4
Mali 132 36 25.2 25.8 58.8 26.2 20.5
Bangladesh 133 27 24.7 34.5 39.5 40.5 15.1
Guinea Bissau 134 37 24.6 14.9 63.5 45.2 5.5
Mozambique 135 38 24.6 23.4 53.8 38.1 13.7
Gabon 136 39 23.4 32.2 60.4 11.9 20.5
Honduras 137 22 23.3 25.0 37.4 50.0 12.3
Sudan 138 40 23.0 22.3 44.2 55.8 1.4
Belarus 139 40 22.0 24.1 42.8 9.5 43.8
Eswatini 140 41 21.3 35.5 50.1 7.1 24.7
Egypt 141 42 20.9 39.8 32.6 19.0 24.7
Vietnam 142 28 20.3 45.3 28.2 11.9 28.8
China 143 29 19.5 47.2 27.2 0.0 37.0
Russia 144 41 18.8 29.9 41.9 16.7 20.5
Cameroon 145 43 18.7 20.3 53.0 21.4 13.7
Chad 146 44 15.4 16.4 60.6 11.9 8.2
Cambodia 147 30 15.4 25.3 46.9 16.7 8.2
Nicaragua 148 23 15.3 18.6 40.0 28.6 9.6
Burundi 149 45 15.1 16.1 60.2 14.3 5.5
Laos 150 31 15.1 27.7 39.5 9.5 19.2
Central African Republic 151 46 14.8 6.4 61.5 11.9 15.1
Congo, Dem. Rep 152 47 9.5 4.4 51.4 16.7 4.1
Yemen, Rep. 153 11 0.0 4.8 31.5 7.1 0.0



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: 100 = As good as it gets, 0 = Poor governance.
         Corruption: 100 = Low corruption, 0 = High corruption.
         Rule of Law: 100 = High rule of law, 0 = low rule of law.
         Press Freedom: 100 = High press freedom, 0 = Low press freedom.
         Political Rights: 100 = High political rights, 0 = Low political rights.