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Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 194 countries was -0.07 points.The highest value was in Liechtenstein: 1.7 points and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: -2.73 points. The indicator is available from 1996 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Political stability, 2020 Global rank Available data
Liechtenstein 1.7 1 1996 - 2020
Andorra 1.62 2 1996 - 2020
New Zealand 1.49 3 1996 - 2020
Singapore 1.47 4 1996 - 2020
Iceland 1.39 5 1996 - 2020
Aruba 1.38 6 2004 - 2020
Dominica 1.35 7 1996 - 2020
Norway 1.25 8 1996 - 2020
Luxembourg 1.23 9 1996 - 2020
Switzerland 1.19 10 1996 - 2020
Tuvalu 1.18 11 2003 - 2020
Samoa 1.16 12 1996 - 2020
Macao 1.15 13 1996 - 2020
Barbados 1.13 14 1996 - 2020
Brunei 1.12 15 1996 - 2020
Canada 1.11 16 1996 - 2020
Botswana 1.09 17 1996 - 2020
Kiribati 1.08 18 2003 - 2020
Micronesia 1.08 19 2003 - 2020
Uruguay 1.05 20 1996 - 2020
Japan 1.04 21 1996 - 2020
Grenada 1.03 22 1996 - 2020
Portugal 1.03 23 1996 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 1.03 24 1996 - 2020
Bhutan 1.02 25 1996 - 2020
Sweden 1.02 26 1996 - 2020
Tonga 1.02 27 2003 - 2020
Bermuda 1.01 28 1996 - 2020
Ireland 0.98 29 1996 - 2020
Malta 0.95 30 1996 - 2020
Denmark 0.94 31 1996 - 2020
Finland 0.94 32 1996 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.93 33 1996 - 2020
Czechia 0.92 34 1996 - 2020
Vanuatu 0.9 35 1996 - 2020
Mauritius 0.89 36 1996 - 2020
Palau 0.89 37 2003 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.88 38 1996 - 2020
Monaco 0.88 39 2003 - 2020
San Marino 0.88 40 2003 - 2020
Lithuania 0.87 41 1996 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0.87 42 1996 - 2020
Hungary 0.86 43 1996 - 2020
Australia 0.85 44 1996 - 2020
Austria 0.85 45 1996 - 2020
Bahamas 0.85 46 1996 - 2020
Netherlands 0.85 47 1996 - 2020
Mongolia 0.79 48 1996 - 2020
Taiwan 0.77 49 1996 - 2020
Costa Rica 0.76 50 1996 - 2020
Fiji 0.75 51 1996 - 2020
Seychelles 0.72 52 1996 - 2020
Estonia 0.71 53 1996 - 2020
Slovenia 0.71 54 1996 - 2020
Laos 0.68 55 1996 - 2020
Germany 0.67 56 1996 - 2020
Qatar 0.67 57 1996 - 2020
Namibia 0.65 58 1996 - 2020
Slovakia 0.64 59 1996 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0.64 60 1996 - 2020
UA Emirates 0.63 61 1996 - 2020
Croatia 0.61 62 1996 - 2020
Belgium 0.59 63 1996 - 2020
Romania 0.59 64 1996 - 2020
Poland 0.57 65 1996 - 2020
South Korea 0.56 66 1996 - 2020
Belize 0.51 67 1996 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0.48 68 1996 - 2020
Bulgaria 0.47 69 1996 - 2020
UK 0.47 70 1996 - 2020
Latvia 0.46 71 1996 - 2020
Italy 0.44 72 1996 - 2020
Puerto Rico 0.43 73 1996 - 2020
Suriname 0.42 74 1996 - 2020
Maldives 0.41 75 1996 - 2020
Spain 0.4 76 1996 - 2020
Oman 0.37 77 1996 - 2020
France 0.31 78 1996 - 2020
Cyprus 0.29 79 1996 - 2020
Jamaica 0.27 80 1996 - 2020
Gambia 0.25 81 1996 - 2020
Kuwait 0.24 82 1996 - 2020
Panama 0.23 83 1996 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0.18 84 1996 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 0.17 85 1996 - 2020
Ghana 0.13 86 1996 - 2020
Greece 0.13 87 1996 - 2020
Malaysia 0.12 88 1996 - 2020
North Macedonia 0.1 89 1996 - 2020
Hong Kong 0.09 90 1996 - 2020
Albania 0.08 91 1996 - 2020
Chile 0.07 92 1996 - 2020
Argentina 0.04 93 1996 - 2020
Rwanda 0.03 94 1996 - 2020
Paraguay 0.02 95 1996 - 2020
Montenegro -0 96 2006 - 2020
El Salvador -0.02 97 1996 - 2020
Senegal -0.02 98 1996 - 2020
USA -0.02 99 1996 - 2020
Sri Lanka -0.05 100 1996 - 2020
Vietnam -0.07 101 1996 - 2020
Gabon -0.08 102 1996 - 2020
Serbia -0.09 103 1996 - 2020
Swaziland -0.12 104 1996 - 2020
Zambia -0.13 105 1996 - 2020
Guyana -0.15 106 1996 - 2020
Eq. Guinea -0.19 107 1996 - 2020
Nepal -0.2 108 1996 - 2020
Cambodia -0.24 109 1996 - 2020
Malawi -0.24 110 1996 - 2020
Sierra Leone -0.24 111 1996 - 2020
South Africa -0.24 112 1996 - 2020
Kazakhstan -0.26 113 1996 - 2020
China -0.29 114 1996 - 2020
Comoros -0.29 115 1996 - 2020
Peru -0.29 116 1996 - 2020
Turkmenistan -0.29 117 1996 - 2020
Djibouti -0.32 118 1996 - 2020
Jordan -0.32 119 1996 - 2020
Lesotho -0.33 120 1996 - 2020
Morocco -0.33 121 1996 - 2020
Ecuador -0.36 122 1996 - 2020
Liberia -0.37 123 1996 - 2020
North Korea -0.4 124 1996 - 2020
Tanzania -0.41 125 1996 - 2020
Brazil -0.42 126 1996 - 2020
Moldova -0.42 127 1996 - 2020
Georgia -0.43 128 1996 - 2020
Guatemala -0.43 129 1996 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan -0.43 130 1996 - 2020
Benin -0.44 131 1996 - 2020
Uzbekistan -0.44 132 1996 - 2020
Madagascar -0.46 133 1996 - 2020
Bolivia -0.47 134 1996 - 2020
Indonesia -0.5 135 1996 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. -0.51 136 1996 - 2020
Angola -0.52 137 1996 - 2020
Tajikistan -0.52 138 1996 - 2020
Honduras -0.54 139 1996 - 2020
Armenia -0.57 140 1996 - 2020
Bahrain -0.59 141 1996 - 2020
G.-Bissau -0.6 142 1996 - 2020
Thailand -0.62 143 1996 - 2020
Tunisia -0.63 144 1996 - 2020
Guinea -0.64 145 1996 - 2020
Nicaragua -0.65 146 1996 - 2020
Saudi Arabia -0.66 147 1996 - 2020
Colombia -0.67 148 1996 - 2020
Azerbaijan -0.73 149 1996 - 2020
Belarus -0.73 150 1996 - 2020
Russia -0.73 151 1996 - 2020
Papua N.G. -0.74 152 1996 - 2020
Mauritania -0.75 153 1996 - 2020
Uganda -0.78 154 1996 - 2020
Philippines -0.79 155 1996 - 2020
Israel -0.83 156 1996 - 2020
Mexico -0.85 157 1996 - 2020
Algeria -0.86 158 1996 - 2020
India -0.86 159 1996 - 2020
R. of Congo -0.9 160 1996 - 2020
Bangladesh -0.92 161 1996 - 2020
Togo -0.92 162 1996 - 2020
Eritrea -0.98 163 1996 - 2020
Ivory Coast -0.98 164 1996 - 2020
Kenya -1 165 1996 - 2020
Haiti -1.04 166 1996 - 2020
Zimbabwe -1.08 167 1996 - 2020
Mozambique -1.16 168 1996 - 2020
Ukraine -1.16 169 1996 - 2020
Turkey -1.19 170 1996 - 2020
Egypt -1.21 171 1996 - 2020
Chad -1.26 172 1996 - 2020
Burundi -1.41 173 1996 - 2020
Burma -1.51 174 1996 - 2020
Venezuela -1.52 175 1996 - 2020
Cameroon -1.53 176 1996 - 2020
Burkina Faso -1.55 177 1996 - 2020
Lebanon -1.65 178 1996 - 2020
Iran -1.67 179 1996 - 2020
DR Congo -1.71 180 1996 - 2020
Ethiopia -1.74 181 1996 - 2020
Niger -1.74 182 1996 - 2020
Sudan -1.76 183 1996 - 2020
Pakistan -1.85 184 1996 - 2020
Nigeria -1.86 185 1996 - 2020
Palestine -2.05 186 1996 - 2020
Mali -2.15 187 1996 - 2020
C.A. Republic -2.18 188 1996 - 2020
Libya -2.48 189 1996 - 2020
Somalia -2.52 190 1996 - 2020
Iraq -2.53 191 1996 - 2020
Yemen -2.67 192 1996 - 2020
Afghanistan -2.73 193 1996 - 2020
Syria -2.73 194 1996 - 2020


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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