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

The average for 2022 based on 20 countries was -0.24 points. The highest value was in Chile: 0.98 points and the lowest value was in Venezuela: -2.05 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
Chile 0.98 1 1996 - 2022
Puerto Rico 0.85 2 1996 - 2022
Uruguay 0.71 3 1996 - 2022
Costa Rica 0.57 4 1996 - 2022
Peru 0.21 5 1996 - 2022
Colombia 0.14 6 1996 - 2022
Panama 0.13 7 1996 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.07 8 1996 - 2022
Mexico -0.15 9 1996 - 2022
Paraguay -0.17 10 1996 - 2022
Brazil -0.22 11 1996 - 2022
Guatemala -0.29 12 1996 - 2022
Ecuador -0.46 13 1996 - 2022
El Salvador -0.46 14 1996 - 2022
Honduras -0.49 15 1996 - 2022
Argentina -0.7 16 1996 - 2022
Nicaragua -0.91 17 1996 - 2022
Bolivia -1.21 18 1996 - 2022
Haiti -1.31 19 1996 - 2022
Venezuela -2.05 20 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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