* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Voice and accountability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 193 countries was -0.04 points.The highest value was in Norway: 1.73 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: -2.16 points. The indicator is available from 1996 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Voice and accountability, 2020 Global rank Available data
Norway 1.73 1 1996 - 2020
Finland 1.62 2 1996 - 2020
New Zealand 1.6 3 1996 - 2020
Switzerland 1.54 4 1996 - 2020
Netherlands 1.53 5 1996 - 2020
Denmark 1.52 6 1996 - 2020
Luxembourg 1.5 7 1996 - 2020
Sweden 1.5 8 1996 - 2020
Canada 1.48 9 1996 - 2020
Austria 1.4 10 1996 - 2020
Iceland 1.39 11 1996 - 2020
Ireland 1.39 12 1996 - 2020
Germany 1.38 13 1996 - 2020
Uruguay 1.31 14 1996 - 2020
Australia 1.3 15 1996 - 2020
Aruba 1.29 16 2004 - 2020
Belgium 1.28 17 1996 - 2020
Liechtenstein 1.26 18 1996 - 2020
Portugal 1.26 19 1996 - 2020
UK 1.25 20 1996 - 2020
Tuvalu 1.18 21 1996 - 2020
Estonia 1.17 22 1996 - 2020
Costa Rica 1.14 23 1996 - 2020
Barbados 1.13 24 1996 - 2020
Kiribati 1.13 25 1996 - 2020
Micronesia 1.13 26 1996 - 2020
Malta 1.12 27 1996 - 2020
San Marino 1.12 28 1996 - 2020
Taiwan 1.1 29 1996 - 2020
Andorra 1.09 30 1996 - 2020
Palau 1.08 31 1996 - 2020
France 1.07 32 1996 - 2020
Italy 1.06 33 1996 - 2020
Chile 1.02 34 1996 - 2020
Lithuania 1.01 35 1996 - 2020
Spain 1.01 36 1996 - 2020
Japan 0.99 37 1996 - 2020
Czechia 0.98 38 1996 - 2020
Greece 0.97 39 1996 - 2020
Slovenia 0.94 40 1996 - 2020
Bahamas 0.92 41 1996 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.92 42 1996 - 2020
Cyprus 0.91 43 1996 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0.91 44 1996 - 2020
Dominica 0.88 45 1996 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0.88 46 1996 - 2020
Slovakia 0.88 47 1996 - 2020
Latvia 0.87 48 1996 - 2020
USA 0.87 49 1996 - 2020
South Korea 0.82 50 1996 - 2020
Samoa 0.81 51 1996 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.74 52 1996 - 2020
Mauritius 0.74 53 1996 - 2020
South Africa 0.7 54 1996 - 2020
Grenada 0.69 55 1996 - 2020
Monaco 0.67 56 1996 - 2020
Israel 0.66 57 1996 - 2020
Tonga 0.64 58 1996 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0.64 59 1996 - 2020
Jamaica 0.63 60 1996 - 2020
Poland 0.62 61 1996 - 2020
Vanuatu 0.61 62 1996 - 2020
Argentina 0.59 63 1996 - 2020
Croatia 0.58 64 1996 - 2020
Ghana 0.58 65 1996 - 2020
Romania 0.58 66 1996 - 2020
Panama 0.57 67 1996 - 2020
Namibia 0.56 68 1996 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0.55 69 1996 - 2020
Belize 0.53 70 1996 - 2020
Puerto Rico 0.5 71 1996 - 2020
Botswana 0.49 72 1996 - 2020
Seychelles 0.45 73 1996 - 2020
Suriname 0.42 74 1996 - 2020
Hungary 0.39 75 1996 - 2020
Mongolia 0.38 76 1996 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0.35 77 1996 - 2020
Tunisia 0.27 78 1996 - 2020
Brazil 0.26 79 1996 - 2020
Bulgaria 0.26 80 1996 - 2020
Senegal 0.24 81 1996 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 0.22 82 1996 - 2020
Peru 0.22 83 1996 - 2020
Guyana 0.21 84 1996 - 2020
Bhutan 0.15 85 1996 - 2020
Colombia 0.15 86 1996 - 2020
India 0.15 87 1996 - 2020
Indonesia 0.1 88 1996 - 2020
Albania 0.09 89 1996 - 2020
Ukraine 0.09 90 1996 - 2020
Paraguay 0.07 91 1996 - 2020
Georgia 0.06 92 1996 - 2020
North Macedonia 0.06 93 1996 - 2020
Armenia 0.04 94 1996 - 2020
El Salvador 0.04 95 1996 - 2020
Hong Kong 0.04 96 1996 - 2020
Montenegro 0.04 97 1998 - 2020
Fiji 0.03 98 1996 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0.03 99 1996 - 2020
Ecuador 0.02 100 1996 - 2020
Lesotho 0 101 1996 - 2020
Malawi -0.03 102 1996 - 2020
Mexico -0.04 103 1996 - 2020
Moldova -0.05 104 1996 - 2020
Sri Lanka -0.05 105 1996 - 2020
Bolivia -0.07 106 1996 - 2020
Benin -0.08 107 1996 - 2020
Liberia -0.08 108 1996 - 2020
Nepal -0.09 109 1996 - 2020
Sierra Leone -0.09 110 1996 - 2020
Philippines -0.1 111 1996 - 2020
Serbia -0.12 112 1996 - 2020
Malaysia -0.15 113 1996 - 2020
Burkina Faso -0.17 114 1996 - 2020
Gambia -0.2 115 1996 - 2020
Singapore -0.2 116 1996 - 2020
Madagascar -0.28 117 1996 - 2020
Macao -0.29 118 1996 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. -0.32 119 1996 - 2020
Maldives -0.33 120 1996 - 2020
Kenya -0.34 121 1996 - 2020
Guatemala -0.39 122 1996 - 2020
Zambia -0.43 123 1996 - 2020
G.-Bissau -0.47 124 1996 - 2020
Ivory Coast -0.48 125 1996 - 2020
Niger -0.52 126 1996 - 2020
Lebanon -0.56 127 1996 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan -0.59 128 1996 - 2020
Nigeria -0.59 129 1996 - 2020
Honduras -0.6 130 1996 - 2020
Mozambique -0.6 131 1996 - 2020
Morocco -0.61 132 1996 - 2020
Kuwait -0.68 133 1996 - 2020
Tanzania -0.71 134 1996 - 2020
Uganda -0.72 135 1996 - 2020
Mali -0.73 136 1996 - 2020
Jordan -0.75 137 1996 - 2020
Togo -0.75 138 1996 - 2020
Comoros -0.76 139 1996 - 2020
Bangladesh -0.77 140 1996 - 2020
Angola -0.81 141 1996 - 2020
Thailand -0.81 142 1996 - 2020
Palestine -0.83 143 1996 - 2020
Haiti -0.84 144 1996 - 2020
Mauritania -0.84 145 1996 - 2020
Turkey -0.86 146 1996 - 2020
Pakistan -0.88 147 1996 - 2020
Guinea -0.92 148 1996 - 2020
Brunei -0.93 149 1996 - 2020
Burma -0.94 150 1996 - 2020
Gabon -0.99 151 1996 - 2020
Iraq -1.01 152 1996 - 2020
Ethiopia -1.02 153 1996 - 2020
Afghanistan -1.08 154 1996 - 2020
Russia -1.08 155 1996 - 2020
Algeria -1.1 156 1996 - 2020
Nicaragua -1.1 157 1996 - 2020
Rwanda -1.1 158 1996 - 2020
Zimbabwe -1.12 159 1996 - 2020
Oman -1.15 160 1996 - 2020
UA Emirates -1.18 161 1996 - 2020
Kazakhstan -1.19 162 1996 - 2020
Cameroon -1.21 163 1996 - 2020
C.A. Republic -1.27 164 1996 - 2020
DR Congo -1.28 165 1996 - 2020
Qatar -1.29 166 1996 - 2020
R. of Congo -1.29 167 1996 - 2020
Swaziland -1.33 168 1996 - 2020
Cambodia -1.36 169 1996 - 2020
Libya -1.38 170 1996 - 2020
Vietnam -1.38 171 1996 - 2020
Chad -1.42 172 1996 - 2020
Djibouti -1.42 173 1996 - 2020
Sudan -1.43 174 1996 - 2020
Bahrain -1.46 175 1996 - 2020
Belarus -1.46 176 1996 - 2020
Iran -1.48 177 1996 - 2020
Egypt -1.49 178 1996 - 2020
Venezuela -1.51 179 1996 - 2020
Burundi -1.54 180 1996 - 2020
Uzbekistan -1.54 181 1996 - 2020
Azerbaijan -1.55 182 1996 - 2020
Saudi Arabia -1.61 183 1996 - 2020
China -1.65 184 1996 - 2020
Yemen -1.77 185 1996 - 2020
Tajikistan -1.78 186 1996 - 2020
Laos -1.8 187 1996 - 2020
Somalia -1.8 188 1996 - 2020
Eq. Guinea -1.83 189 1996 - 2020
Syria -1.93 190 1996 - 2020
Turkmenistan -2.03 191 1996 - 2020
Eritrea -2.08 192 1996 - 2020
North Korea -2.16 193 1996 - 2020


Definition: The index for Voice and Accountability captures perceptions of the extent to which the citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media.
1.73
1.62
1.60
1.54
1.53
1.52
1.50
1.50
1.48
1.40
1.39
1.39
1.38
1.31
1.30
1.29
1.28
1.26
1.26
1.25
1.18
1.17
1.14
1.13
1.13
1.13
1.12
1.12
1.10
1.09
1.08
1.07
1.06
1.02
1.01
1.01
0.99
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0.97
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0.92
0.92
0.91
0.91
0.88
0.88
0.88
0.87
0.87
0.82
0.81
0.74
0.74
0.70
0.69
0.67
0.66
0.64
0.64
0.63
0.62
0.61
0.59
0.58
0.58
0.58
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0.56
0.55
0.53
0.50
0.49
0.45
0.42
0.39
0.38
0.35
0.27
0.26
0.26
0.24
0.22
0.22
0.21
0.15
0.15
0.15
0.10
0.09
0.09
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.02
0.00
-0.03
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-0.07
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-0.12
-0.15
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-0.28
-0.29
-0.32
-0.33
-0.34
-0.39
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-0.47
-0.48
-0.52
-0.56
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-0.71
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-0.73
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-0.75
-0.76
-0.77
-0.81
-0.81
-0.83
-0.84
-0.84
-0.86
-0.88
-0.92
-0.93
-0.94
-0.99
-1.01
-1.02
-1.08
-1.08
-1.10
-1.10
-1.10
-1.12
-1.15
-1.18
-1.19
-1.21
-1.27
-1.28
-1.29
-1.29
-1.33
-1.36
-1.38
-1.38
-1.42
-1.42
-1.43
-1.46
-1.46
-1.48
-1.49
-1.51
-1.54
-1.54
-1.55
-1.61
-1.65
-1.77
-1.78
-1.80
-1.80
-1.83
-1.93
-2.03
-2.08
-2.16
-2.16
-1.2
-0.2
0.8
1.73
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