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

The average for 2022 based on 24 countries was 0.2 points. The highest value was in Canada: 1.68 points and the lowest value was in Haiti: -1.31 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
Canada 1.68 1 1996 - 2022
USA 1.42 2 1996 - 2022
Aruba 0.97 3 2004 - 2022
Bermuda 0.97 4 1996 - 2022
Puerto Rico 0.85 5 1996 - 2022
Costa Rica 0.57 6 1996 - 2022
Barbados 0.48 7 1996 - 2022
Saint Lucia 0.44 8 2004 - 2022
Grenada 0.39 9 1996 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 0.35 10 2004 - 2022
Dominica 0.34 11 1996 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 0.29 12 1996 - 2022
Jamaica 0.19 13 1996 - 2022
Panama 0.13 14 1996 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.07 15 1996 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago -0.07 16 1996 - 2022
Bahamas -0.15 17 1996 - 2022
Mexico -0.15 18 1996 - 2022
Guatemala -0.29 19 1996 - 2022
Belize -0.44 20 1996 - 2022
El Salvador -0.46 21 1996 - 2022
Honduras -0.49 22 1996 - 2022
Nicaragua -0.91 23 1996 - 2022
Haiti -1.31 24 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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