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

The average for 2022 based on 45 countries was 0.85 points. The highest value was in Denmark: 1.84 points and the lowest value was in Belarus: -1.33 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
Denmark 1.84 1 1996 - 2022
Luxembourg 1.83 2 1996 - 2022
Finland 1.78 3 1996 - 2022
Netherlands 1.71 4 1996 - 2022
Sweden 1.68 5 1996 - 2022
Ireland 1.64 6 1996 - 2022
Liechtenstein 1.63 7 1996 - 2022
Switzerland 1.62 8 1996 - 2022
UK 1.57 9 1996 - 2022
Estonia 1.56 10 1996 - 2022
Germany 1.52 11 1996 - 2022
Norway 1.52 12 1996 - 2022
Andorra 1.4 13 1996 - 2022
Monaco 1.4 14 2015 - 2022
Czechia 1.39 15 1996 - 2022
Iceland 1.31 16 1996 - 2022
Lithuania 1.3 17 1996 - 2022
Austria 1.28 18 1996 - 2022
Belgium 1.25 19 1996 - 2022
France 1.19 20 1996 - 2022
Latvia 1.17 21 1996 - 2022
Slovakia 0.85 22 1996 - 2022
Spain 0.8 23 1996 - 2022
Cyprus 0.77 24 1996 - 2022
Portugal 0.76 25 1996 - 2022
Poland 0.72 26 1996 - 2022
Slovenia 0.69 27 1996 - 2022
Malta 0.67 28 1996 - 2022
San Marino 0.55 29 2015 - 2022
Montenegro 0.54 30 2005 - 2022
Italy 0.51 31 1996 - 2022
Croatia 0.5 32 1996 - 2022
Greece 0.46 33 1996 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.45 34 1996 - 2022
Hungary 0.41 35 1996 - 2022
Romania 0.36 36 1996 - 2022
Bulgaria 0.32 37 1996 - 2022
Albania 0.16 38 1996 - 2022
Serbia 0.14 39 1996 - 2022
Moldova 0.1 40 1996 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. -0.16 41 1996 - 2022
Turkey -0.24 42 1996 - 2022
Ukraine -0.33 43 1996 - 2022
Russia -1.14 44 1996 - 2022
Belarus -1.33 45 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.

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