* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 53 countries was -0.65 points. The highest value was in Botswana: 1.08 points and the lowest value was in Mali: -2.48 points. The indicator is available from 1996 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Political stability, 2022 Global rank Available data
Botswana 1.08 1 1996 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.93 2 1996 - 2022
Mauritius 0.84 3 1996 - 2022
Seychelles 0.76 4 1996 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.61 5 1996 - 2022
Namibia 0.56 6 1996 - 2022
Zambia 0.1 7 1996 - 2022
Gabon 0.07 8 1996 - 2022
Gambia 0.05 9 1996 - 2022
Rwanda 0.03 10 1996 - 2022
R. of Congo -0.02 11 1996 - 2022
Eq. Guinea -0.07 12 1996 - 2022
Ghana -0.07 13 1996 - 2022
Sierra Leone -0.09 14 1996 - 2022
Lesotho -0.13 15 1996 - 2022
Malawi -0.15 16 1996 - 2022
Senegal -0.15 17 1996 - 2022
Comoros -0.23 18 1996 - 2022
Swaziland -0.25 19 1996 - 2022
Tanzania -0.27 20 1996 - 2022
Liberia -0.29 21 1996 - 2022
Morocco -0.32 22 1996 - 2022
Benin -0.35 23 1996 - 2022
G.-Bissau -0.39 24 1996 - 2022
Djibouti -0.51 25 1996 - 2022
Mauritania -0.51 26 1996 - 2022
Ivory Coast -0.52 27 1996 - 2022
Madagascar -0.53 28 1996 - 2022
Tunisia -0.6 29 1996 - 2022
Angola -0.65 30 1996 - 2022
Togo -0.71 31 1996 - 2022
South Africa -0.72 32 1996 - 2022
Algeria -0.74 33 1996 - 2022
Uganda -0.81 34 1996 - 2022
Guinea -0.86 35 1996 - 2022
Zimbabwe -0.88 36 1996 - 2022
Kenya -0.94 37 1996 - 2022
Eritrea -0.97 38 1996 - 2022
Egypt -1.03 39 1996 - 2022
Burundi -1.19 40 1996 - 2022
Mozambique -1.29 41 1996 - 2022
Cameroon -1.35 42 1996 - 2022
Niger -1.47 43 1996 - 2022
Chad -1.48 44 1996 - 2022
Burkina Faso -1.78 45 1996 - 2022
Nigeria -1.8 46 1996 - 2022
DR Congo -1.98 47 1996 - 2022
Sudan -2 48 1996 - 2022
Ethiopia -2.04 49 1996 - 2022
C.A. Republic -2.16 50 1996 - 2022
Libya -2.2 51 1996 - 2022
Mali -2.48 52 1996 - 2022
Somalia -2.48 53 1996 - 2022



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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