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

The average for 2022 based on 18 countries was -0.82 points. The highest value was in Qatar: 0.96 points and the lowest value was in Syria: -2.8 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
Qatar 0.96 1 1996 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.7 2 1996 - 2022
Oman 0.53 3 1996 - 2022
Kuwait 0.28 4 1996 - 2022
Jordan -0.3 5 1996 - 2022
Morocco -0.32 6 1996 - 2022
Saudi Arabia -0.36 7 1996 - 2022
Bahrain -0.41 8 1996 - 2022
Djibouti -0.51 9 1996 - 2022
Tunisia -0.6 10 1996 - 2022
Algeria -0.74 11 1996 - 2022
Egypt -1.03 12 1996 - 2022
Lebanon -1.47 13 1996 - 2022
Iran -1.59 14 1996 - 2022
Libya -2.2 15 1996 - 2022
Iraq -2.47 16 1996 - 2022
Yemen -2.48 17 1996 - 2022
Syria -2.8 18 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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