Efficiency of legal framework in challenging regulations

scale 1-7, 2009–2016

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    2009 Ranking
    1. Sweden 5.75
    2. Luxembourg 5.65
    3. New Zealand 5.64
    4. Singapore 5.59
    5. Hong Kong 5.57
    6. Denmark 5.44
    7. Austria 5.34
    8. Switzerland 5.29
    9. Finland 5.24
    10. Germany 5.17
    11. Norway 5.15
    12. Netherlands 5.13
    13. Iceland 4.98
    14. United Kingdom 4.92
    15. United Arab Emirates 4.90
    16. Canada 4.84
    17. France 4.82
    18. Barbados 4.80
    19. Namibia 4.79
    20. Australia 4.75
    21. India 4.71
    22. South Africa 4.71
    23. Israel 4.64
    24. Ireland 4.59
    25. Cyprus 4.59
    26. Botswana 4.56
    27. Oman 4.50
    28. Tunisia 4.50
    29. Chile 4.46
    30. Benin 4.46
    31. Bahrain 4.45
    32. Qatar 4.40
    33. Puerto Rico 4.38
    34. Kuwait 4.36
    35. United States 4.34
    36. Jordan 4.33
    37. Gambia 4.30
    38. Mauritius 4.25
    39. Costa Rica 4.22
    40. Malaysia 4.19
    41. Japan 4.16
    42. Azerbaijan 4.05
    43. Malta 4.03
    44. Saudi Arabia 4.03
    45. Malawi 4.03
    46. Trinidad and Tobago 3.99
    47. Estonia 3.98
    48. Vietnam 3.98
    49. Thailand 3.96
    50. Montenegro 3.95
    51. Indonesia 3.93
    52. Morocco 3.93
    53. Uruguay 3.93
    54. Brunei 3.91
    55. Belgium 3.91
    56. China 3.88
    57. Sri Lanka 3.86
    58. Burkina Faso 3.77
    59. Slovenia 3.73
    60. Libya 3.72
    61. Albania 3.68
    62. Egypt 3.67
    63. Cambodia 3.64
    64. Uganda 3.64
    65. Spain 3.63
    66. Tanzania 3.58
    67. Mali 3.58
    68. South Korea 3.50
    69. Czech Republic 3.47
    70. Turkey 3.47
    71. Colombia 3.46
    72. Tajikistan 3.45
    73. Ghana 3.41
    74. Kazakhstan 3.38
    75. Mozambique 3.34
    76. El Salvador 3.33
    77. Zambia 3.32
    78. Panama 3.31
    79. Mexico 3.28
    80. Brazil 3.27
    81. Lithuania 3.23
    82. Jamaica 3.21
    83. Greece 3.17
    84. Nigeria 3.16
    85. Timor Leste 3.15
    86. Ethiopia 3.15
    87. Cameroon 3.14
    88. Honduras 3.14
    89. Bangladesh 3.14
    90. Portugal 3.08
    91. Peru 3.03
    92. Guatemala 3.02
    93. Madagascar 2.98
    94. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.97
    95. Mongolia 2.96
    96. Romania 2.96
    97. Armenia 2.94
    98. Hungary 2.94
    99. Algeria 2.92
    100. Senegal 2.88
    101. Georgia 2.87
    102. Pakistan 2.86
    103. Latvia 2.84
    104. Bulgaria 2.84
    105. Poland 2.84
    106. Chad 2.80
    107. Syria 2.78
    108. Philippines 2.77
    109. Mauritania 2.73
    110. Russia 2.72
    111. Guyana 2.70
    112. Ivory Coast 2.69
    113. Dominican Republic 2.66
    114. Serbia 2.63
    115. Italy 2.63
    116. Nepal 2.61
    117. Croatia 2.60
    118. Kenya 2.60
    119. Paraguay 2.57
    120. Nicaragua 2.56
    121. Ecuador 2.55
    122. Slovakia 2.51
    123. Lesotho 2.49
    124. Kyrgyzstan 2.48
    125. Burundi 2.48
    126. Ukraine 2.23
    127. Bolivia 2.17
    128. Zimbabwe 2.09
    129. Argentina 2.09
    130. Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.62
    131. Venezuela 1.61
    2016 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 5.85
    2. Finland 5.77
    3. Hong Kong 5.56
    4. New Zealand 5.54
    5. Netherlands 5.48
    6. Norway 5.41
    7. Luxembourg 5.39
    8. Qatar 5.37
    9. United Kingdom 5.33
    10. South Africa 5.31
    11. Singapore 5.30
    12. Iceland 5.28
    13. Sweden 5.21
    14. Rwanda 5.13
    15. Germany 5.04
    16. Ireland 4.94
    17. Malaysia 4.91
    18. United States 4.90
    19. Canada 4.81
    20. United Arab Emirates 4.72
    21. Bahrain 4.70
    22. Japan 4.62
    23. Belgium 4.62
    24. Austria 4.59
    25. Namibia 4.53
    26. Estonia 4.53
    27. France 4.52
    28. Australia 4.45
    29. India 4.44
    30. Botswana 4.39
    31. Mauritius 4.38
    32. Israel 4.38
    33. Saudi Arabia 4.32
    34. Denmark 4.21
    35. Kuwait 4.14
    36. Uruguay 4.10
    37. Oman 4.07
    38. Senegal 4.07
    39. Bhutan 4.04
    40. Tajikistan 4.01
    41. Jordan 4.01
    42. Indonesia 3.88
    43. Costa Rica 3.88
    44. Ghana 3.85
    45. Malta 3.83
    46. China 3.82
    47. Chile 3.82
    48. Sri Lanka 3.81
    49. Azerbaijan 3.81
    50. Kenya 3.78
    51. Laos 3.74
    52. Georgia 3.71
    53. Ethiopia 3.70
    54. Liberia 3.69
    55. Tanzania 3.68
    56. Gambia 3.64
    57. Kazakhstan 3.64
    58. Zambia 3.63
    59. South Korea 3.63
    60. Spain 3.57
    61. Thailand 3.57
    62. Ivory Coast 3.56
    63. Morocco 3.56
    64. Lesotho 3.54
    65. Tunisia 3.53
    66. Mongolia 3.51
    67. Mali 3.48
    68. Vietnam 3.46
    69. Uganda 3.46
    70. Cameroon 3.44
    71. Egypt 3.43
    72. Jamaica 3.43
    73. Cyprus 3.42
    74. Algeria 3.37
    75. Cape Verde 3.37
    76. Montenegro 3.33
    77. Malawi 3.32
    78. Barbados 3.32
    79. Armenia 3.23
    80. Benin 3.21
    81. Bulgaria 3.20
    82. Philippines 3.18
    83. Greece 3.17
    84. Nigeria 3.15
    85. Nepal 3.12
    86. Guatemala 3.11
    87. Kyrgyzstan 3.11
    88. Slovenia 3.10
    89. Portugal 3.09
    90. Russia 3.07
    91. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.06
    92. Czech Republic 3.06
    93. Panama 3.04
    94. Trinidad and Tobago 3.03
    95. Iran 3.01
    96. Gabon 3.00
    97. Latvia 3.00
    98. Lithuania 2.99
    99. Pakistan 2.98
    100. Honduras 2.97
    101. Poland 2.97
    102. Mexico 2.96
    103. Colombia 2.90
    104. Lebanon 2.86
    105. Bangladesh 2.85
    106. Brazil 2.79
    107. Hungary 2.79
    108. Albania 2.78
    109. Peru 2.75
    110. Cambodia 2.74
    111. Zimbabwe 2.73
    112. Burundi 2.72
    113. Chad 2.72
    114. Serbia 2.71
    115. El Salvador 2.68
    116. Turkey 2.68
    117. Yemen 2.68
    118. Argentina 2.68
    119. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.62
    120. Romania 2.62
    121. Mozambique 2.61
    122. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.59
    123. Sierra Leone 2.54
    124. Italy 2.53
    125. Ukraine 2.52
    126. Dominican Republic 2.51
    127. Madagascar 2.50
    128. Paraguay 2.49
    129. Croatia 2.38
    130. Brunei 2.35
    131. Mauritania 2.34
    132. Slovakia 2.34
    133. Moldova 2.15
    134. Nicaragua 2.06
    135. Ecuador 2.00
    136. Bolivia 1.71
    137. Venezuela 1.23

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “How easy is it for private businesses to challenge government actions and/or regulations through the legal system?” (1 = extremely difficult, 7 = extremely easy).

    Source: World Economic Forum