Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) Project


The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 economies over the period 1996–2013, for six dimensions of governance:

1. Voice and Accountability; 2. Political Stability and Absence of Violence; 3. Government Effectiveness; 4. Regulatory Quality; 5. Rule of Law; 6. Control of Corruption

These aggregate indicators combine the views of a large number of enterprise, citizen and expert survey respondents in industrial and developing countries. They are based on 32 individual data sources produced by a variety of survey institutes, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and private sector firms.


World Bank. Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) Project. The World Bank, Washington DC, USA (2011)

Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) Project

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