1996 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 1.93
    2. Norway 1.92
    3. Finland 1.91
    4. New Zealand 1.86
    5. Denmark 1.82
    6. Austria 1.81
    7. Sweden 1.80
    8. Luxembourg 1.71
    9. Australia 1.71
    10. Netherlands 1.70
    11. Canada 1.65
    12. United Kingdom 1.63
    13. Germany 1.61
    14. Iceland 1.60
    15. United States 1.50
    16. Ireland 1.50
    17. France 1.48
    18. Liechtenstein 1.47
    19. Cayman Islands 1.46
    20. Spain 1.44
    21. Belgium 1.37
    22. Japan 1.35
    23. Portugal 1.29
    24. Israel 1.28
    25. Singapore 1.24
    26. Bermuda 1.21
    27. Martinique 1.21
    28. Andorra 1.16
    29. Bahamas 1.15
    30. Chile 1.11
    31. Slovenia 1.07
    32. Italy 1.06
    33. Greece 1.05
    34. Antigua and Barbuda 1.05
    35. Barbados 1.05
    36. Malta 1.05
    37. Cape Verde 1.04
    38. Puerto Rico 0.96
    39. French Guiana 0.96
    40. Samoa 0.95
    41. Czech Republic 0.92
    42. Hungary 0.91
    43. Mauritius 0.90
    44. Cyprus 0.86
    45. Dominica 0.84
    46. Brunei 0.82
    47. Kiribati 0.81
    48. San Marino 0.81
    49. Palau 0.81
    50. Micronesia 0.81
    51. Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.81
    52. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 0.81
    53. Tuvalu 0.81
    54. Tonga 0.81
    55. Monaco 0.81
    56. Nauru 0.81
    57. Saint Lucia 0.81
    58. South Korea 0.80
    59. Poland 0.77
    60. Taiwan 0.76
    61. Hong Kong 0.75
    62. Solomon Islands 0.74
    63. United Arab Emirates 0.69
    64. Costa Rica 0.62
    65. Seychelles 0.60
    66. Kuwait 0.60
    67. Botswana 0.58
    68. Estonia 0.57
    69. Uruguay 0.56
    70. Oman 0.55
    71. Thailand 0.54
    72. Trinidad and Tobago 0.53
    73. Malaysia 0.52
    74. Lithuania 0.45
    75. Grenada 0.43
    76. Vanuatu 0.32
    77. Fiji 0.32
    78. India 0.31
    79. Jordan 0.28
    80. Namibia 0.25
    81. Morocco 0.22
    82. Macau 0.21
    83. Mongolia 0.20
    84. Slovakia 0.16
    85. Sri Lanka 0.16
    86. Latvia 0.13
    87. Saudi Arabia 0.11
    88. Lesotho 0.10
    89. South Africa 0.09
    90. Argentina 0.08
    91. Belize 0.08
    92. Philippines 0.07
    93. Benin 0.05
    94. Gambia 0.02
    95. Maldives 0.02
    96. Nepal -0.01
    97. Bahrain -0.01
    98. Romania -0.02
    99. Bhutan -0.03
    100. West Bank and Gaza -0.04
    101. Qatar -0.04
    102. Suriname -0.08
    103. Moldova -0.12
    104. Turkey -0.14
    105. Panama -0.17
    106. Senegal -0.18
    107. Tanzania -0.19
    108. Guyana -0.20
    109. Marshall Islands -0.20
    110. Brazil -0.22
    111. Ghana -0.23
    112. Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.24
    113. Bolivia -0.26
    114. Lebanon -0.28
    115. Mali -0.30
    116. Tunisia -0.30
    117. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) -0.31
    118. Bulgaria -0.34
    119. Jamaica -0.34
    120. Malawi -0.38
    121. Madagascar -0.40
    122. Ecuador -0.45
    123. Swaziland -0.47
    124. Armenia -0.47
    125. Vietnam -0.48
    126. Indonesia -0.49
    127. Mauritania -0.50
    128. Nicaragua -0.52
    129. Dominican Republic -0.52
    130. Zambia -0.53
    131. Syria -0.55
    132. China -0.55
    133. Uganda -0.58
    134. Papua New Guinea -0.62
    135. Croatia -0.63
    136. Pakistan -0.63
    137. Gabon -0.65
    138. Eritrea -0.66
    139. Paraguay -0.66
    140. Niger -0.66
    141. Albania -0.68
    142. Peru -0.70
    143. Kyrgyzstan -0.73
    144. Togo -0.73
    145. Mexico -0.73
    146. Colombia -0.75
    147. Venezuela -0.75
    148. Russia -0.79
    149. Ivory Coast -0.79
    150. Belarus -0.80
    151. Mozambique -0.81
    152. Zimbabwe -0.81
    153. Ukraine -0.82
    154. El Salvador -0.87
    155. Comoros -0.88
    156. Bangladesh -0.93
    157. Burkina Faso -0.93
    158. Honduras -0.93
    159. Iran -0.94
    160. Ethiopia -0.97
    161. Djibouti -0.97
    162. Kenya -1.02
    163. Congo (Brazzaville) -1.04
    164. Laos -1.05
    165. Guatemala -1.13
    166. Cuba -1.14
    167. North Korea -1.15
    168. Central African Republic -1.15
    169. Libya -1.18
    170. Cambodia -1.19
    171. Kazakhstan -1.19
    172. Azerbaijan -1.20
    173. Algeria -1.22
    174. Uzbekistan -1.24
    175. Chad -1.26
    176. Georgia -1.26
    177. Serbia -1.26
    178. Equatorial Guinea -1.28
    179. Nigeria -1.29
    180. Yemen -1.38
    181. Sierra Leone -1.38
    182. Haiti -1.39
    183. Burundi -1.42
    184. Cameroon -1.44
    185. Guinea -1.45
    186. Turkmenistan -1.49
    187. Rwanda -1.50
    188. Iraq -1.56
    189. Timor Leste -1.57
    190. Burma (Myanmar) -1.58
    191. Angola -1.63
    192. Tajikistan -1.65
    193. Guinea Bissau -1.67
    194. Sudan -1.71
    195. Afghanistan -1.79
    196. Congo (Kinshasa) -1.88
    197. Liberia -1.93
    198. Somalia -2.14
    2016 Ranking
    1. Sweden 2.04
    2. Norway 2.02
    3. Finland 2.02
    4. Switzerland 1.94
    5. New Zealand 1.93
    6. Denmark 1.90
    7. Netherlands 1.89
    8. Canada 1.84
    9. Singapore 1.83
    10. Austria 1.78
    11. Australia 1.75
    12. Greenland 1.74
    13. Luxembourg 1.71
    14. Hong Kong 1.70
    15. Liechtenstein 1.68
    16. United States 1.67
    17. United Kingdom 1.63
    18. Germany 1.61
    19. Andorra 1.56
    20. Ireland 1.54
    21. Iceland 1.51
    22. France 1.41
    23. Belgium 1.40
    24. Japan 1.38
    25. American Samoa 1.33
    26. French Guiana 1.33
    27. Aruba 1.29
    28. Estonia 1.24
    29. South Korea 1.14
    30. Taiwan 1.14
    31. Portugal 1.13
    32. Chile 1.13
    33. Czech Republic 1.09
    34. Reunion 1.09
    35. Guam 1.09
    36. Slovenia 1.08
    37. Malta 1.08
    38. Lithuania 1.02
    39. Israel 1.02
    40. Spain 0.98
    41. Latvia 0.95
    42. United Arab Emirates 0.89
    43. Qatar 0.86
    44. Bermuda 0.86
    45. Martinique 0.86
    46. Macau 0.83
    47. Mauritius 0.80
    48. Cayman Islands 0.78
    49. Barbados 0.78
    50. Samoa 0.76
    51. Cyprus 0.73
    52. Slovakia 0.69
    53. Puerto Rico 0.68
    54. Poland 0.68
    55. Uruguay 0.63
    56. Brunei 0.62
    57. Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.62
    58. Dominica 0.61
    59. Grenada 0.57
    60. Malaysia 0.54
    61. Botswana 0.52
    62. Hungary 0.51
    63. Antigua and Barbuda 0.51
    64. Saint Lucia 0.51
    65. Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.51
    66. Bhutan 0.47
    67. Saudi Arabia 0.47
    68. Bahrain 0.46
    69. Tuvalu 0.46
    70. Costa Rica 0.46
    71. Croatia 0.44
    72. Oman 0.43
    73. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 0.41
    74. Namibia 0.39
    75. Georgia 0.37
    76. Cape Verde 0.35
    77. Palau 0.32
    78. Vanuatu 0.32
    79. Jordan 0.31
    80. Romania 0.30
    81. Italy 0.27
    82. Tonga 0.24
    83. Bahamas 0.23
    84. Kiribati 0.21
    85. Greece 0.20
    86. Seychelles 0.13
    87. Rwanda 0.07
    88. South Africa 0.07
    89. Vietnam 0.05
    90. Panama 0.03
    91. Kuwait 0.03
    92. Tunisia 0.02
    93. Thailand 0.01
    94. Sri Lanka -0.01
    95. Montenegro -0.04
    96. Bulgaria -0.04
    97. Micronesia -0.06
    98. India -0.07
    99. Brazil -0.08
    100. Anguilla -0.09
    101. Marshall Islands -0.10
    102. Armenia -0.11
    103. Suriname -0.12
    104. Serbia -0.12
    105. Morocco -0.14
    106. Turkey -0.16
    107. Trinidad and Tobago -0.16
    108. Lesotho -0.18
    109. Senegal -0.19
    110. China -0.22
    111. Mongolia -0.22
    112. Uganda -0.24
    113. Jamaica -0.25
    114. Dominican Republic -0.29
    115. Fiji -0.29
    116. Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.29
    117. Zambia -0.30
    118. Guyana -0.31
    119. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) -0.31
    120. West Bank and Gaza -0.31
    121. Swaziland -0.32
    122. Colombia -0.32
    123. Solomon Islands -0.34
    124. Albania -0.35
    125. Argentina -0.35
    126. Indonesia -0.36
    127. Malawi -0.37
    128. Kosovo -0.38
    129. Ethiopia -0.39
    130. Tanzania -0.39
    131. Philippines -0.40
    132. Cuba -0.41
    133. Egypt -0.41
    134. Maldives -0.41
    135. Kazakhstan -0.42
    136. Burkina Faso -0.45
    137. Peru -0.49
    138. Mexico -0.50
    139. Kenya -0.53
    140. Moldova -0.54
    141. Azerbaijan -0.57
    142. Gabon -0.58
    143. Bangladesh -0.59
    144. Nicaragua -0.60
    145. Niger -0.64
    146. Benin -0.65
    147. Paraguay -0.67
    148. Ivory Coast -0.67
    149. Togo -0.68
    150. Ecuador -0.69
    151. El Salvador -0.71
    152. Iran -0.71
    153. Madagascar -0.74
    154. Gambia -0.75
    155. Papua New Guinea -0.75
    156. Laos -0.77
    157. Ukraine -0.77
    158. Mali -0.78
    159. Mauritania -0.78
    160. Belarus -0.78
    161. Sierra Leone -0.79
    162. Nauru -0.80
    163. Russia -0.80
    164. Pakistan -0.83
    165. Nepal -0.84
    166. Algeria -0.85
    167. Belize -0.86
    168. Lebanon -0.86
    169. Liberia -0.97
    170. Djibouti -0.97
    171. Burma (Myanmar) -0.99
    172. Haiti -1.00
    173. Cameroon -1.02
    174. Mozambique -1.02
    175. Congo (Brazzaville) -1.04
    176. Guatemala -1.04
    177. Nigeria -1.05
    178. Angola -1.08
    179. Kyrgyzstan -1.10
    180. Cambodia -1.10
    181. Honduras -1.11
    182. Comoros -1.13
    183. Uzbekistan -1.13
    184. Tajikistan -1.18
    185. Bolivia -1.20
    186. Timor Leste -1.20
    187. Sudan -1.26
    188. Guinea -1.29
    189. Zimbabwe -1.32
    190. Burundi -1.39
    191. Chad -1.43
    192. Equatorial Guinea -1.44
    193. Guinea Bissau -1.49
    194. Eritrea -1.53
    195. Turkmenistan -1.56
    196. Yemen -1.60
    197. Congo (Kinshasa) -1.61
    198. Afghanistan -1.62
    199. North Korea -1.63
    200. South Sudan -1.69
    201. Iraq -1.70
    202. Central African Republic -1.84
    203. Libya -1.87
    204. Syria -2.01
    205. Venezuela -2.18
    206. Somalia -2.37

    Reflects perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence. Estimates of governance range from approximately -2.5 (weak) to 2.5 (strong) governance performance.

    Source: World Bank