* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 194 countries was -0.07 points.The highest value was in Liechtenstein: 1.64 points and the lowest value was in Somalia: -2.68 points. The indicator is available from 1996 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Political stability, 2021 Global rank Available data
Liechtenstein 1.64 1 1996 - 2021
Andorra 1.63 2 1996 - 2021
Singapore 1.49 3 1996 - 2021
Aruba 1.47 4 2004 - 2021
New Zealand 1.44 5 1996 - 2021
Dominica 1.39 6 1996 - 2021
Iceland 1.37 7 1996 - 2021
Tuvalu 1.28 8 2003 - 2021
Luxembourg 1.21 9 1996 - 2021
Kiribati 1.19 10 2003 - 2021
Brunei 1.17 11 1996 - 2021
Switzerland 1.13 12 1996 - 2021
Barbados 1.12 13 1996 - 2021
Micronesia 1.11 14 2003 - 2021
Samoa 1.11 15 1996 - 2021
Norway 1.1 16 1996 - 2021
Tonga 1.07 17 2003 - 2021
Macao 1.05 18 1996 - 2021
Uruguay 1.05 19 1996 - 2021
Grenada 1.04 20 1996 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 1.04 21 1996 - 2021
Japan 1.03 22 1996 - 2021
Sweden 1.03 23 1996 - 2021
Bermuda 1.01 24 1996 - 2021
Botswana 0.98 25 1996 - 2021
Finland 0.98 26 1996 - 2021
Bhutan 0.97 27 1996 - 2021
Malta 0.97 28 1996 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.96 29 1996 - 2021
Czechia 0.96 30 1996 - 2021
Qatar 0.96 31 1996 - 2021
Denmark 0.95 32 1996 - 2021
Palau 0.95 33 2003 - 2021
Portugal 0.95 34 1996 - 2021
Canada 0.94 35 1996 - 2021
Netherlands 0.92 36 1996 - 2021
Austria 0.91 37 1996 - 2021
Monaco 0.91 38 2003 - 2021
San Marino 0.91 39 2003 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.9 40 1996 - 2021
Bahamas 0.88 41 1996 - 2021
Costa Rica 0.87 42 1996 - 2021
Hungary 0.86 43 1996 - 2021
Ireland 0.86 44 1996 - 2021
Mauritius 0.86 45 1996 - 2021
Australia 0.85 46 1996 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0.85 47 1996 - 2021
Lithuania 0.82 48 1996 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.79 49 1996 - 2021
Taiwan 0.78 50 1996 - 2021
Estonia 0.76 51 1996 - 2021
Germany 0.76 52 1996 - 2021
Seychelles 0.76 53 1996 - 2021
Slovenia 0.76 54 1996 - 2021
Laos 0.73 55 1996 - 2021
Croatia 0.71 56 1996 - 2021
Latvia 0.69 57 1996 - 2021
Fiji 0.67 58 1996 - 2021
South Korea 0.66 59 1996 - 2021
Mongolia 0.65 60 1996 - 2021
UA Emirates 0.65 61 1996 - 2021
Belgium 0.61 62 1996 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.6 63 1996 - 2021
Italy 0.58 64 1996 - 2021
Spain 0.58 65 1996 - 2021
Slovakia 0.56 66 1996 - 2021
Namibia 0.55 67 1996 - 2021
UK 0.54 68 1996 - 2021
Romania 0.53 69 1996 - 2021
Oman 0.51 70 1996 - 2021
Poland 0.51 71 1996 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0.51 72 1996 - 2021
Maldives 0.5 73 1996 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.49 74 1996 - 2021
Belize 0.46 75 1996 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.46 76 1996 - 2021
Cyprus 0.44 77 1996 - 2021
France 0.37 78 1996 - 2021
Suriname 0.37 79 1996 - 2021
Kuwait 0.3 80 1996 - 2021
Panama 0.29 81 1996 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.26 82 1996 - 2021
Jamaica 0.22 83 1996 - 2021
Gambia 0.18 84 1996 - 2021
Rwanda 0.17 85 1996 - 2021
Greece 0.15 86 1996 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.15 87 1996 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.14 88 1996 - 2021
Malaysia 0.14 89 1996 - 2021
North Macedonia 0.12 90 1996 - 2021
Albania 0.11 91 1996 - 2021
Ghana 0.07 92 1996 - 2021
Chile 0.06 93 1996 - 2021
Zambia 0.06 94 1996 - 2021
Paraguay -0 95 1996 - 2021
USA 0 96 1996 - 2021
Swaziland -0.03 97 1996 - 2021
Gabon -0.09 98 1996 - 2021
Argentina -0.11 99 1996 - 2021
Malawi -0.11 100 1996 - 2021
Vietnam -0.11 101 1996 - 2021
Cambodia -0.13 102 1996 - 2021
Serbia -0.13 103 1996 - 2021
Guyana -0.14 104 1996 - 2021
Montenegro -0.15 105 2006 - 2021
Sierra Leone -0.16 106 1996 - 2021
Senegal -0.17 107 1996 - 2021
El Salvador -0.21 108 1996 - 2021
Moldova -0.21 109 1996 - 2021
Lesotho -0.22 110 1996 - 2021
Comoros -0.23 111 1996 - 2021
Liberia -0.24 112 1996 - 2021
Nepal -0.24 113 1996 - 2021
Uzbekistan -0.24 114 1996 - 2021
Kazakhstan -0.25 115 1996 - 2021
Ecuador -0.27 116 1996 - 2021
G.-Bissau -0.28 117 1996 - 2021
Jordan -0.28 118 1996 - 2021
Eq. Guinea -0.29 119 1996 - 2021
Benin -0.3 120 1996 - 2021
Bolivia -0.32 121 1996 - 2021
Sri Lanka -0.32 122 1996 - 2021
Turkmenistan -0.32 123 1996 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. -0.38 124 1996 - 2021
Guatemala -0.39 125 1996 - 2021
Morocco -0.4 126 1996 - 2021
Peru -0.41 127 1996 - 2021
Georgia -0.42 128 1996 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan -0.43 129 1996 - 2021
Tanzania -0.44 130 1996 - 2021
North Korea -0.45 131 1996 - 2021
Nicaragua -0.47 132 1996 - 2021
China -0.48 133 1996 - 2021
Brazil -0.49 134 1996 - 2021
Bahrain -0.51 135 1996 - 2021
Indonesia -0.51 136 1996 - 2021
Thailand -0.55 137 1996 - 2021
Papua N.G. -0.58 138 1996 - 2021
Saudi Arabia -0.58 139 1996 - 2021
Honduras -0.61 140 1996 - 2021
R. of Congo -0.61 141 1996 - 2021
Tajikistan -0.61 142 1996 - 2021
India -0.62 143 1996 - 2021
Madagascar -0.64 144 1996 - 2021
Mexico -0.64 145 1996 - 2021
Russia -0.65 146 1996 - 2021
Mauritania -0.67 147 1996 - 2021
Tunisia -0.7 148 1996 - 2021
Angola -0.71 149 1996 - 2021
Djibouti -0.71 150 1996 - 2021
South Africa -0.71 151 1996 - 2021
Belarus -0.74 152 1996 - 2021
Togo -0.8 153 1996 - 2021
Armenia -0.84 154 1996 - 2021
Azerbaijan -0.85 155 1996 - 2021
Uganda -0.86 156 1996 - 2021
Algeria -0.88 157 1996 - 2021
Colombia -0.91 158 1996 - 2021
Philippines -0.93 159 1996 - 2021
Ivory Coast -0.95 160 1996 - 2021
Bangladesh -0.97 161 1996 - 2021
Guinea -0.97 162 1996 - 2021
Eritrea -1.01 163 1996 - 2021
Egypt -1.02 164 1996 - 2021
Zimbabwe -1.03 165 1996 - 2021
Israel -1.06 166 1996 - 2021
Kenya -1.09 167 1996 - 2021
Haiti -1.1 168 1996 - 2021
Turkey -1.1 169 1996 - 2021
Ukraine -1.1 170 1996 - 2021
Mozambique -1.23 171 1996 - 2021
Chad -1.34 172 1996 - 2021
Burundi -1.36 173 1996 - 2021
Cameroon -1.41 174 1996 - 2021
Lebanon -1.49 175 1996 - 2021
Venezuela -1.53 176 1996 - 2021
DR Congo -1.61 177 1996 - 2021
Iran -1.62 178 1996 - 2021
Niger -1.62 179 1996 - 2021
Burkina Faso -1.64 180 1996 - 2021
Pakistan -1.67 181 1996 - 2021
Nigeria -1.78 182 1996 - 2021
Palestine -1.84 183 1996 - 2021
Sudan -1.94 184 1996 - 2021
Burma -2.07 185 1996 - 2021
Ethiopia -2.07 186 1996 - 2021
C.A. Republic -2.1 187 1996 - 2021
Mali -2.35 188 1996 - 2021
Libya -2.37 189 1996 - 2021
Iraq -2.4 190 1996 - 2021
Afghanistan -2.53 191 1996 - 2021
Yemen -2.59 192 1996 - 2021
Syria -2.66 193 1996 - 2021
Somalia -2.68 194 1996 - 2021


Economic outlook around the world

Definition: The index of Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. The index is an average of several other indexes from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Economic Forum, and the Political Risk Services, among others.
Construction of the political stability index

The index is a composite measure as it is based on several other indexes from multiple sources including the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Economic Forum, and the Political Risk Services, among others. The underlying indexes reflect the likelihood of a disorderly transfer of government power, armed conflict, violent demonstrations, social unrest, international tensions, terrorism, as well as ethnic, religious or regional conflicts. The methodology of the overall index is kept consistent so the numbers are comparable over time. You may also want to have a look at the following indicators: rule of law, political rights, and corruption perceptions.


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