The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys.
Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadine´s overall rule of law score places it at 9 out of 30 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region*, 6 out of 36 among upper-middle-income** countries, and 37 out of 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide.
Three countries in the region experienced negative factor trends in Constraints on Government Powers, while three countries showed positive factor trends in Open Government. Finally, Venezuela once again had the lowest overall rule of law score among all 113 indexed countries.
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES RANKINGS
WJP Rule of Law Index 2017-2018 performance (1 is best)
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES OVERALL GLOBAL RANK: 37/113
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES OVERALL REGIONAL RANK*: 9/30
|FACTOR||REGIONAL RANK*||INCOME RANK**||GLOBAL RANK|
|Constraints on Government Powers||15/30||11/36||51/113|
|Absence of Corruption||6/30||2/36||29/113|
|Order and Security||6/30||13/36||48/113|