The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996–2021, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence / Terrorism, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law and Control of Corruption.
The WGI is a research dataset summarizing the views on the quality of governance provided by a large number of enterprise, citizen and expert survey respondents in industrial and developing countries. They are based on over 30 individual data sources produced by a variety of survey institutes, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and private sector firms.
Indicators are updated on a yearly basis, and the annual release is at the end of September.
Worldwide Governance Indicators (www.govindicators.org), The World Bank
The WGI are available at / please visit this World Bank website for more information:
Kaufmann, Daniel & Kraay, Aart & Mastruzzi, Massimo, 2010. “The worldwide governance indicators : methodology and analytical issues,” Policy Research Working Paper Series 5430, The World Bank.