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Regulatory quality index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 47 countries was -0.16 points. The highest value was in Singapore: 2.21 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: -2.39 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 Regulatory quality, 2022 Global rank Available data
Singapore 2.21 1 1996 - 2022
Macao 1.82 2 1996 - 2022
Hong Kong 1.59 3 1996 - 2022
Japan 1.44 4 1996 - 2022
Israel 1.21 5 1996 - 2022
South Korea 1.15 6 1996 - 2022
Brunei 1.07 7 1996 - 2022
Georgia 1.03 8 1996 - 2022
UA Emirates 1.03 9 1996 - 2022
Bahrain 0.97 10 1996 - 2022
Qatar 0.87 11 1996 - 2022
Malaysia 0.64 12 1996 - 2022
Oman 0.43 13 1996 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.42 14 1996 - 2022
Indonesia 0.21 15 1996 - 2022
Kuwait 0.21 16 1996 - 2022
Thailand 0.17 17 1996 - 2022
Jordan 0.16 18 1996 - 2022
Philippines 0.06 19 1996 - 2022
Kazakhstan -0.01 20 1996 - 2022
Armenia -0.02 21 1996 - 2022
Palestine -0.04 22 1996 - 2022
India -0.05 23 1996 - 2022
Azerbaijan -0.1 24 1996 - 2022
Mongolia -0.27 25 1996 - 2022
Bhutan -0.38 26 1996 - 2022
China -0.42 27 1996 - 2022
Vietnam -0.43 28 1996 - 2022
Uzbekistan -0.55 29 1996 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan -0.63 30 1996 - 2022
Nepal -0.65 31 1996 - 2022
Sri Lanka -0.65 32 1996 - 2022
Maldives -0.66 33 1996 - 2022
Cambodia -0.71 34 1996 - 2022
Pakistan -0.89 35 1996 - 2022
Bangladesh -0.93 36 1996 - 2022
Laos -0.99 37 1996 - 2022
Lebanon -1.13 38 1996 - 2022
Iraq -1.18 39 1996 - 2022
Tajikistan -1.2 40 1996 - 2022
Burma -1.24 41 1996 - 2022
Afghanistan -1.27 42 1996 - 2022
Iran -1.59 43 1996 - 2022
Syria -1.82 44 1996 - 2022
Yemen -1.92 45 1996 - 2022
Turkmenistan -2.07 46 1996 - 2022
North Korea -2.39 47 1996 - 2022



Definition: The index of Regulatory Quality captures perceptions of the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.
2.21
1.82
1.59
1.44
1.21
1.15
1.07
1.03
1.03
0.97
0.87
0.64
0.43
0.42
0.21
0.21
0.17
0.16
0.06
-0.01
-0.02
-0.04
-0.05
-0.10
-0.27
-0.38
-0.42
-0.43
-0.55
-0.63
-0.65
-0.65
-0.66
-0.71
-0.89
-0.93
-0.99
-1.13
-1.18
-1.20
-1.24
-1.27
-1.59
-1.82
-1.92
-2.07
-2.39
-2.39
-1.2
-0.1
1.1
2.21
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