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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
(2022, 0-100 Index)
Press Freedom
(2022, 0-100 Index)
Political Rights
(2022, 0-100 Index)
Corruption Perceptions
(2022, 0-100 Index)
Norway 1 1 98.0 97.7 100.0 100.0 94.5
Denmark 2 2 98.0 94.6 97.4 100.0 100.0
Finland 3 3 97.8 100.0 95.4 100.0 95.9
New Zealand 4 1 96.3 95.2 90.2 100.0 100.0
Sweden 5 4 96.3 93.3 95.9 100.0 95.9
Switzerland 6 5 94.2 93.8 89.3 97.6 95.9
Luxembourg 7 6 92.6 93.0 86.1 95.2 95.9
Netherlands 8 7 92.0 92.1 84.1 100.0 91.8
Canada 9 1 90.7 89.5 88.2 100.0 84.9
Germany 10 8 90.6 87.1 88.5 97.6 89.0
Iceland 11 9 90.4 93.1 89.2 83.3 95.9
Ireland 12 10 89.2 85.7 95.3 97.6 78.1
Estonia 13 11 89.0 82.8 95.9 95.2 82.2
Australia 14 2 88.5 89.4 79.6 100.0 84.9
United Kingdom 15 12 88.3 85.6 85.0 97.6 84.9
Austria 16 13 88.2 93.4 82.8 92.9 83.6
Belgium 17 14 87.2 82.5 85.1 97.6 83.6
Japan 18 3 84.1 86.3 69.5 100.0 80.8
France 19 15 83.9 81.4 84.8 95.2 74.0
Portugal 20 16 83.1 77.9 94.0 97.6 63.0
Cyprus 21 17 81.3 63.0 71.2 95.2 95.9
Malta 22 18 80.4 71.3 66.4 88.1 95.9
Lithuania 23 19 80.2 73.2 90.8 95.2 61.6
Uruguay 24 2 80.0 65.4 77.7 100.0 76.7
Bhutan 25 4 79.5 63.3 82.5 76.2 95.9
Jamaica 26 3 78.6 42.8 90.0 85.7 95.9
United States 27 4 78.3 82.4 78.5 81.0 71.2
Spain 28 20 77.7 70.9 82.8 92.9 64.4
Costa Rica 29 5 77.1 62.7 92.7 95.2 57.5
Slovenia 30 21 77.0 75.0 74.0 97.6 61.6
Latvia 31 22 77.0 72.3 85.5 92.9 57.5
Chile 32 6 76.7 75.0 65.4 95.2 71.2
Czech Republic 33 23 76.4 74.8 86.9 90.5 53.4
Korea, Rep. 34 5 75.5 77.9 77.8 83.3 63.0
Cabo Verde 35 1 74.0 60.7 81.3 95.2 58.9
Guyana 36 7 73.2 38.1 82.5 76.2 95.9
Slovak Republic 37 24 72.4 65.4 84.6 92.9 46.6
Singapore 38 6 72.2 95.1 47.7 50.0 95.9
Mauritius 39 2 71.9 71.4 71.3 92.9 52.1
North Macedonia 40 25 71.5 47.1 73.9 69.0 95.9
Israel 41 1 70.6 73.3 64.3 83.3 61.6
Moldova 42 26 70.1 38.5 79.3 66.7 95.9
Georgia 43 27 68.8 55.7 64.0 59.5 95.9
Poland 44 28 68.7 62.0 70.8 85.7 56.2
Armenia 45 29 68.5 46.6 74.4 57.1 95.9
Namibia 46 3 68.1 56.0 88.3 78.6 49.3
Italy 47 30 67.7 54.6 73.6 90.5 52.1
Hong Kong 48 7 67.3 87.9 44.9 40.5 95.9
Croatia 49 31 66.5 55.9 76.0 90.5 43.8
Serbia 50 32 65.9 44.1 66.4 57.1 95.9
Romania 51 33 64.9 57.8 73.9 88.1 39.7
Papua New Guinea 52 8 64.6 30.9 71.9 59.5 95.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 53 34 64.5 41.1 70.8 50.0 95.9
Greece 54 35 64.3 56.6 59.9 92.9 47.9
Liberia 55 4 64.0 23.3 67.7 69.0 95.9
Botswana 56 5 63.9 59.5 63.1 71.4 61.6
South Africa 57 6 62.6 45.8 81.6 83.3 39.7
Trinidad and Tobago 58 8 62.0 45.5 84.9 83.3 34.2
Ghana 59 7 61.7 47.7 72.8 88.1 38.4
Argentina 60 9 61.4 37.1 83.4 88.1 37.0
Tunisia 61 8 59.0 52.0 63.1 81.0 39.7
Bulgaria 62 36 58.3 46.5 63.8 83.3 39.7
Hungary 63 37 58.1 61.3 64.5 66.7 39.7
Haiti 64 10 57.3 23.1 69.7 40.5 95.9
Panama 65 11 56.7 43.5 67.8 88.1 27.4
Senegal 66 9 56.2 41.8 68.1 73.8 41.1
Malaysia 67 9 56.2 64.9 55.6 54.8 49.3
Mongolia 68 10 56.0 42.1 63.9 90.5 27.4
Suriname 69 12 55.3 46.0 74.4 4.8 95.9
Brazil 70 13 53.5 44.3 59.8 78.6 31.5
Qatar 71 2 53.4 73.4 52.9 21.4 65.8
United Arab Emirates 72 3 53.2 71.3 48.0 16.7 76.7
India 73 11 53.1 48.2 44.3 85.7 34.2
Peru 74 14 53.0 40.2 66.6 73.8 31.5
Burkina Faso 75 10 52.7 38.3 78.9 59.5 34.2
Dominican Republic 76 15 52.4 42.1 83.0 66.7 17.8
Lebanon 77 4 52.1 26.3 50.3 35.7 95.9
Ecuador 78 16 51.7 35.1 69.7 69.0 32.9
Lesotho 79 11 51.5 37.4 64.1 69.0 35.6
Kyrgyzstan 80 12 51.3 25.8 69.3 14.3 95.9
Sierra Leone 81 12 50.7 30.0 76.7 71.4 24.7
Malawi 82 13 50.7 42.1 66.3 73.8 20.5
Indonesia 83 13 49.9 40.3 53.2 76.2 30.1
Albania 84 38 49.6 39.8 60.9 69.0 28.8
Gambia 85 14 49.2 39.6 74.7 52.4 30.1
El Salvador 86 17 48.3 29.9 58.4 76.2 28.8
Nepal 87 14 48.3 36.5 67.6 64.3 24.7
Zimbabwe 88 15 48.1 17.2 48.5 31.0 95.9
Paraguay 89 18 47.7 38.4 63.0 71.4 17.8
Colombia 90 19 47.3 36.5 45.8 73.8 32.9
Congo, Rep. 91 16 47.2 20.0 63.3 9.5 95.9
Cote d'Ivoire 92 17 46.5 33.8 80.4 42.9 28.8
Sri Lanka 93 15 46.0 47.5 45.5 59.5 31.5
Niger 94 18 46.0 35.1 73.2 52.4 23.3
Jordan 95 5 46.0 53.9 52.5 31.0 46.6
Ukraine 96 39 45.9 32.1 60.2 66.7 24.7
Azerbaijan 97 16 44.9 31.6 42.5 9.5 95.9
Myanmar 98 17 44.5 19.5 27.0 35.7 95.9
Rwanda 99 19 44.3 51.3 48.8 23.8 53.4
Uzbekistan 100 18 44.3 22.4 49.4 9.5 95.9
Afghanistan 101 19 44.2 4.0 41.3 35.7 95.9
Kenya 102 20 44.1 34.9 69.7 50.0 21.9
Oman 103 6 43.8 64.0 38.8 19.0 53.4
Mexico 104 20 43.6 32.1 51.3 69.0 21.9
Benin 105 21 43.3 30.7 52.2 54.8 35.6
Kuwait 106 7 43.2 56.8 40.9 38.1 37.0
Madagascar 107 22 43.1 26.8 62.6 69.0 13.7
Philippines 108 20 42.6 35.0 45.2 64.3 26.0
Zambia 109 23 42.5 33.3 59.8 52.4 24.7
Morocco 110 24 41.4 46.5 49.0 35.7 34.2
Tajikistan 111 21 40.7 18.6 43.5 4.8 95.9
Bolivia 112 21 40.6 20.2 51.4 69.0 21.9
Turkey 113 8 40.3 39.8 44.5 42.9 34.2
Kazakhstan 114 22 38.6 38.9 52.1 16.7 46.6
Mauritania 115 25 38.5 34.2 62.7 38.1 19.2
Togo 116 26 38.4 32.3 61.7 40.5 19.2
Thailand 117 23 37.8 51.6 54.1 16.7 28.8
Ethiopia 118 27 37.8 38.8 54.5 26.2 31.5
Tanzania 119 28 37.7 33.8 52.1 33.3 31.5
Saudi Arabia 120 9 37.6 54.6 36.4 7.1 52.1
Libya 121 29 37.4 0.0 46.6 7.1 95.9
Nigeria 122 30 36.9 28.6 50.5 54.8 13.7
Guatemala 123 22 35.7 22.6 51.7 54.8 13.7
Turkmenistan 124 24 35.4 13.9 27.0 4.8 95.9
Bahrain 125 10 35.2 60.8 33.4 9.5 37.0
Uganda 126 31 34.5 40.5 50.0 31.0 16.4
Guinea 127 32 34.5 17.4 64.6 38.1 17.8
Algeria 128 33 34.0 29.4 49.1 28.6 28.8
Comoros 129 34 33.8 19.0 64.9 42.9 8.2
Pakistan 130 25 33.7 31.6 41.0 40.5 21.9
Angola 131 35 32.9 24.9 61.7 28.6 16.4
Mali 132 36 32.8 25.8 58.8 26.2 20.5
Bangladesh 133 26 32.4 34.5 39.5 40.5 15.1
Guinea Bissau 134 37 32.3 14.9 63.5 45.2 5.5
Mozambique 135 38 32.3 23.4 53.8 38.1 13.7
Gabon 136 39 31.3 32.2 60.4 11.9 20.5
Honduras 137 23 31.2 25.0 37.4 50.0 12.3
Sudan 138 40 30.9 22.3 44.2 55.8 1.4
Belarus 139 40 30.0 24.1 42.8 9.5 43.8
Eswatini 140 41 29.4 35.5 50.1 7.1 24.7
Egypt 141 42 29.0 39.8 32.6 19.0 24.7
Vietnam 142 27 28.6 45.3 28.2 11.9 28.8
China 143 28 27.8 47.2 27.2 0.0 37.0
Russia 144 41 27.2 29.9 41.9 16.7 20.5
Cameroon 145 43 27.1 20.3 53.0 21.4 13.7
Chad 146 44 24.3 16.4 60.6 11.9 8.2
Cambodia 147 29 24.3 25.3 46.9 16.7 8.2
Nicaragua 148 24 24.2 18.6 40.0 28.6 9.6
Burundi 149 45 24.0 16.1 60.2 14.3 5.5
Laos 150 30 24.0 27.7 39.5 9.5 19.2
Central African Republic 151 46 23.7 6.4 61.5 11.9 15.1
Congo, Dem. Rep 152 47 19.2 4.4 51.4 16.7 4.1
Yemen, Rep. 153 11 10.8 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 Perceptions).
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.
         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.
         Corruption Perceptions: 0 = Bad, 100 = Good.