Papua New Guinea: Rule of law

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 Papua New Guinea

Rule of law index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong)

 Latest value -0.62
 Year 2022
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2022
 Average -0.8
 Min - Max -1.01 - -0.52
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Papua New Guinea from 1996 to 2022. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was -0.8 points with a minimum of -1.01 points in 2005 and a maximum of -0.52 points in 1998. The latest value from 2022 is -0.62 points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 193 countries is -0.04 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Papua New Guinea - Rule of law - recent values

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Papua New Guinea - Rule of law - historical chart - 1996-2022




Definition: The index for Rule of Law captures 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Rule of law -0.62 2022 points
 Government effectiveness -0.81 2022 points
 Control of corruption -0.70 2022 points
 Regulatory quality -0.68 2022 points
 Voice and accountability -0.01 2022 points
 Political stability -0.61 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 30 2022 points
 Political rights 4 2020 points
 Civil liberties 3 2020 points
 Cost of starting a business 18.60 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 35.16 2015 percent
 Informal economy, MIMIC method 33.30 2020 percent
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