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

The average for 2022 based on 12 countries was -0.34 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 -
Uruguay 0.71 2 -
Peru 0.21 3 -
Colombia 0.14 4 -
Paraguay -0.17 5 -
Brazil -0.22 6 -
Ecuador -0.46 7 -
Guyana -0.53 8 -
Argentina -0.7 9 -
Suriname -0.79 10 -
Bolivia -1.21 11 -
Venezuela -2.05 12 -



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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