World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

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Governance Assessment Profile

The World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index


The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index measures rule of law based on the experiences and perceptions of the general public and in-country experts worldwide. Performance across 44 indicators and 8 rule of law factors for 113 countries and jurisdictions is measured using primary data from more than 110,000 households and 2,700 expert surveys to assess how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by the general public. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 47 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the Rule of Law Index.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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