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

The average for 2022 based on 18 countries was -0.49 points. The highest value was in the United Arab Emirates: 1.03 points and the lowest value was in Libya: -2.09 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
UA Emirates 1.03 1 1996 - 2022
Bahrain 0.97 2 1996 - 2022
Qatar 0.87 3 1996 - 2022
Oman 0.43 4 1996 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.42 5 1996 - 2022
Kuwait 0.21 6 1996 - 2022
Jordan 0.16 7 1996 - 2022
Morocco -0.09 8 1996 - 2022
Tunisia -0.41 9 1996 - 2022
Egypt -0.71 10 1996 - 2022
Djibouti -0.9 11 1996 - 2022
Algeria -1.06 12 1996 - 2022
Lebanon -1.13 13 1996 - 2022
Iraq -1.18 14 1996 - 2022
Iran -1.59 15 1996 - 2022
Syria -1.82 16 1996 - 2022
Yemen -1.92 17 1996 - 2022
Libya -2.09 18 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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