St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ overall rule of law score increased 2.8% in this year’s Index. At 31st place out of 128 countries and jurisdictions worldwide, St. Vincent and the Grenadines improved four positions in global rank.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ score places it at 5 out of 30 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region* and 2 out of 42 among upper middle income** countries.
Denmark, Norway, and Finland topped the WJP Rule of Law Index rankings in 2020. Venezuela, RB; Cambodia; and Democratic Republic of the Congo had the lowest overall rule of law scores—the same as in 2019.
More countries declined than improved in overall rule of law performance for a third year in a row, continuing a negative slide toward weakening and stagnating rule of law around the world.
The majority of countries showing deteriorating rule of law in the 2020 Index also declined in the previous year, demonstrating a persistent downward trend. This was particularly pronounced in the Index factor measuring Constraints on Government Powers.