Voice and accountability

scale -2.5-2.5, 1996–2016

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    1996 Ranking
    1. New Zealand 1.63
    2. Cayman Islands 1.62
    3. Canada 1.57
    4. Netherlands 1.56
    5. Liechtenstein 1.56
    6. Andorra 1.56
    7. Norway 1.56
    8. Luxembourg 1.55
    9. Denmark 1.54
    10. Sweden 1.52
    11. Finland 1.52
    12. Portugal 1.50
    13. Iceland 1.46
    14. Austria 1.45
    15. Australia 1.44
    16. Belgium 1.43
    17. Switzerland 1.42
    18. Ireland 1.38
    19. United States 1.35
    20. Barbados 1.34
    21. Germany 1.33
    22. Spain 1.32
    23. France 1.31
    24. San Marino 1.29
    25. Tuvalu 1.29
    26. Slovenia 1.28
    27. United Kingdom 1.27
    28. Marshall Islands 1.23
    29. Bermuda 1.18
    30. Malta 1.17
    31. Kiribati 1.15
    32. Italy 1.13
    33. Micronesia 1.11
    34. Monaco 1.10
    35. Bahamas 1.10
    36. Palau 1.10
    37. Puerto Rico 1.10
    38. Costa Rica 1.08
    39. Japan 1.07
    40. Saint Lucia 1.06
    41. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 1.04
    42. Dominica 1.04
    43. Poland 1.04
    44. Cyprus 1.04
    45. Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.03
    46. Czech Republic 1.03
    47. Hungary 1.02
    48. Greece 1.00
    49. Nauru 0.99
    50. Lithuania 0.98
    51. Cape Verde 0.94
    52. Estonia 0.93
    53. Botswana 0.86
    54. Mauritius 0.85
    55. South Africa 0.84
    56. Uruguay 0.83
    57. Belize 0.82
    58. Solomon Islands 0.81
    59. Samoa 0.74
    60. Martinique 0.74
    61. Chile 0.72
    62. Latvia 0.72
    63. Israel 0.70
    64. Trinidad and Tobago 0.69
    65. Taiwan 0.67
    66. South Korea 0.67
    67. Slovakia 0.64
    68. Vanuatu 0.63
    69. Grenada 0.61
    70. Jamaica 0.59
    71. French Guiana 0.52
    72. Namibia 0.50
    73. India 0.48
    74. Bulgaria 0.43
    75. Mongolia 0.42
    76. Argentina 0.39
    77. Antigua and Barbuda 0.33
    78. Hong Kong 0.33
    79. Thailand 0.31
    80. Macau 0.30
    81. Romania 0.29
    82. Philippines 0.26
    83. Benin 0.26
    84. Guyana 0.25
    85. Brazil 0.24
    86. Tonga 0.23
    87. Bolivia 0.16
    88. Fiji 0.15
    89. Singapore 0.14
    90. Panama 0.13
    91. Seychelles 0.12
    92. Senegal 0.11
    93. Papua New Guinea 0.08
    94. Dominican Republic 0.06
    95. Nicaragua 0.05
    96. Moldova 0.02
    97. Mali 0.01
    98. Ecuador 0.01
    99. Mexico -0.04
    100. Nepal -0.06
    101. Bangladesh -0.06
    102. Suriname -0.09
    103. Venezuela -0.09
    104. Malawi -0.09
    105. Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.10
    106. El Salvador -0.10
    107. Paraguay -0.12
    108. Madagascar -0.12
    109. Turkey -0.13
    110. Croatia -0.16
    111. Malaysia -0.18
    112. Ghana -0.21
    113. Honduras -0.22
    114. Russia -0.22
    115. Jordan -0.24
    116. Guatemala -0.24
    117. Kuwait -0.24
    118. Sri Lanka -0.27
    119. Mozambique -0.28
    120. Ukraine -0.32
    121. Gabon -0.32
    122. Zambia -0.33
    123. Georgia -0.33
    124. Lebanon -0.33
    125. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) -0.39
    126. United Arab Emirates -0.41
    127. Comoros -0.42
    128. Morocco -0.42
    129. Lesotho -0.48
    130. Colombia -0.51
    131. Peru -0.53
    132. Burkina Faso -0.53
    133. Armenia -0.57
    134. Mauritania -0.57
    135. Ivory Coast -0.58
    136. Sierra Leone -0.59
    137. Tunisia -0.60
    138. Pakistan -0.60
    139. Zimbabwe -0.61
    140. Tanzania -0.64
    141. Albania -0.65
    142. Kenya -0.65
    143. Brunei -0.65
    144. Maldives -0.66
    145. Yemen -0.68
    146. Haiti -0.69
    147. Oman -0.71
    148. Qatar -0.71
    149. Bahrain -0.72
    150. Cambodia -0.75
    151. West Bank and Gaza -0.76
    152. Kyrgyzstan -0.79
    153. Belarus -0.82
    154. Central African Republic -0.83
    155. Congo (Brazzaville) -0.83
    156. Egypt -0.84
    157. Djibouti -0.88
    158. Uganda -0.89
    159. Indonesia -0.92
    160. Cameroon -0.94
    161. Iran -0.95
    162. Bhutan -0.95
    163. Kazakhstan -0.96
    164. Guinea Bissau -0.97
    165. Chad -0.99
    166. Togo -0.99
    167. Ethiopia -1.08
    168. Vietnam -1.09
    169. Azerbaijan -1.12
    170. Laos -1.13
    171. Algeria -1.17
    172. Serbia -1.22
    173. Guinea -1.23
    174. Gambia -1.27
    175. Swaziland -1.33
    176. China -1.36
    177. Eritrea -1.36
    178. Syria -1.40
    179. Cuba -1.43
    180. Liberia -1.43
    181. Libya -1.50
    182. Saudi Arabia -1.50
    183. Niger -1.51
    184. Equatorial Guinea -1.52
    185. Nigeria -1.55
    186. Burundi -1.55
    187. Turkmenistan -1.58
    188. Rwanda -1.58
    189. Angola -1.58
    190. Congo (Kinshasa) -1.60
    191. Uzbekistan -1.60
    192. Tajikistan -1.65
    193. Kosovo -1.70
    194. Timor Leste -1.72
    195. Sudan -1.86
    196. Burma (Myanmar) -1.89
    197. Somalia -1.89
    198. Afghanistan -1.91
    199. North Korea -1.92
    200. Iraq -1.96
    2016 Ranking
    1. Norway 1.58
    2. Sweden 1.50
    3. Finland 1.49
    4. Netherlands 1.48
    5. Denmark 1.47
    6. Switzerland 1.46
    7. New Zealand 1.44
    8. Luxembourg 1.44
    9. Canada 1.38
    10. Belgium 1.35
    11. Iceland 1.34
    12. Germany 1.33
    13. Australia 1.30
    14. Ireland 1.29
    15. Austria 1.29
    16. Aruba 1.27
    17. French Guiana 1.27
    18. Greenland 1.27
    19. United Kingdom 1.24
    20. Palau 1.23
    21. San Marino 1.20
    22. Malta 1.20
    23. Andorra 1.20
    24. Marshall Islands 1.20
    25. Estonia 1.20
    26. Liechtenstein 1.19
    27. Uruguay 1.18
    28. Portugal 1.17
    29. Micronesia 1.16
    30. Costa Rica 1.14
    31. United States 1.10
    32. Barbados 1.10
    33. Saint Lucia 1.09
    34. Tuvalu 1.09
    35. Cyprus 1.08
    36. France 1.08
    37. Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.07
    38. Spain 1.06
    39. Czech Republic 1.05
    40. Taiwan 1.04
    41. Italy 1.04
    42. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 1.04
    43. Kiribati 1.03
    44. Cape Verde 1.02
    45. Chile 1.00
    46. Slovenia 1.00
    47. Japan 1.00
    48. Dominica 0.99
    49. Lithuania 0.99
    50. Slovakia 0.94
    51. Bahamas 0.94
    52. Latvia 0.87
    53. Mauritius 0.86
    54. Grenada 0.86
    55. Monaco 0.85
    56. Poland 0.84
    57. Israel 0.77
    58. Samoa 0.76
    59. Jamaica 0.69
    60. Vanuatu 0.69
    61. Tonga 0.67
    62. Belize 0.67
    63. Greece 0.65
    64. Antigua and Barbuda 0.65
    65. South Africa 0.64
    66. Ghana 0.64
    67. South Korea 0.63
    68. Namibia 0.61
    69. Trinidad and Tobago 0.60
    70. Argentina 0.54
    71. Panama 0.53
    72. Nauru 0.52
    73. Croatia 0.52
    74. Romania 0.51
    75. Benin 0.50
    76. Solomon Islands 0.49
    77. Cayman Islands 0.47
    78. Brazil 0.47
    79. Suriname 0.46
    80. Mongolia 0.45
    81. Bulgaria 0.44
    82. Botswana 0.42
    83. India 0.41
    84. Puerto Rico 0.40
    85. Senegal 0.37
    86. Hungary 0.37
    87. Tunisia 0.33
    88. Guyana 0.30
    89. Peru 0.28
    90. El Salvador 0.28
    91. Hong Kong 0.27
    92. Timor Leste 0.24
    93. Georgia 0.22
    94. Serbia 0.21
    95. Dominican Republic 0.19
    96. Papua New Guinea 0.19
    97. Albania 0.16
    98. Seychelles 0.16
    99. Indonesia 0.14
    100. Philippines 0.14
    101. Colombia 0.10
    102. Montenegro 0.08
    103. Burkina Faso 0.04
    104. Malawi 0.04
    105. Lesotho 0.03
    106. Ukraine 0.02
    107. Bolivia 0.01
    108. Fiji -0.03
    109. Moldova -0.03
    110. Paraguay -0.04
    111. Bhutan -0.05
    112. Macau -0.06
    113. Mexico -0.09
    114. Liberia -0.10
    115. Sri Lanka -0.11
    116. Sierra Leone -0.13
    117. Kenya -0.15
    118. Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.16
    119. Kosovo -0.16
    120. Mali -0.18
    121. Comoros -0.18
    122. Tanzania -0.18
    123. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) -0.23
    124. Nepal -0.23
    125. Ecuador -0.25
    126. Madagascar -0.27
    127. Ivory Coast -0.28
    128. Singapore -0.28
    129. Zambia -0.30
    130. Nigeria -0.30
    131. Guatemala -0.31
    132. Niger -0.34
    133. Mozambique -0.39
    134. Honduras -0.43
    135. Malaysia -0.47
    136. Kyrgyzstan -0.49
    137. Togo -0.51
    138. Lebanon -0.52
    139. Bangladesh -0.56
    140. Armenia -0.62
    141. Nicaragua -0.63
    142. Turkey -0.63
    143. Morocco -0.65
    144. Kuwait -0.69
    145. Pakistan -0.69
    146. Guinea Bissau -0.70
    147. Uganda -0.71
    148. Guinea -0.73
    149. Haiti -0.73
    150. Maldives -0.74
    151. Jordan -0.76
    152. Mauritania -0.83
    153. Burma (Myanmar) -0.85
    154. Algeria -0.88
    155. Brunei -0.95
    156. Gabon -0.96
    157. Iraq -1.01
    158. Cameroon -1.03
    159. Afghanistan -1.09
    160. Thailand -1.10
    161. Zimbabwe -1.11
    162. Oman -1.11
    163. United Arab Emirates -1.12
    164. Venezuela -1.13
    165. Central African Republic -1.13
    166. Cambodia -1.14
    167. Congo (Brazzaville) -1.16
    168. Angola -1.17
    169. West Bank and Gaza -1.17
    170. Qatar -1.20
    171. Russia -1.21
    172. Rwanda -1.21
    173. Egypt -1.23
    174. Gambia -1.28
    175. Kazakhstan -1.29
    176. Djibouti -1.32
    177. Chad -1.34
    178. Libya -1.37
    179. Iran -1.39
    180. Congo (Kinshasa) -1.39
    181. Belarus -1.39
    182. Vietnam -1.41
    183. Swaziland -1.42
    184. Bahrain -1.45
    185. Ethiopia -1.45
    186. Burundi -1.51
    187. Azerbaijan -1.60
    188. China -1.62
    189. Cuba -1.63
    190. Yemen -1.65
    191. Tajikistan -1.67
    192. South Sudan -1.67
    193. Laos -1.73
    194. Saudi Arabia -1.78
    195. Sudan -1.80
    196. Somalia -1.83
    197. Uzbekistan -1.89
    198. Equatorial Guinea -1.93
    199. Syria -1.96
    200. Eritrea -2.10
    201. Turkmenistan -2.13
    202. North Korea -2.13

    Reflects perceptions of the extent to which a country’s citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media. Estimate of governance ranges from approximately -2.5 (weak) to 2.5 (strong) governance performance.

    Source: World Bank