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World Governance Indicators (World Bank)

The World Governance Indicators (WGI) is a collection of governance indicators from several sources and is maintained by the World Bank. The times series database consists of governance indicators (both aggregate and individual) for more than 200 countries and territories from 1996 through the present. The WGI evaluate countries and territories along six key dimensions of governance: (1) voice and accountability, (2) political stability and lack of violence, (3) government effectiveness, (4) regulatory quality, (5) rule of law, and (6) control of corruption. Updated annually, the database is publicly available. The World Bank is explicit that the WGI are not used to determine resource allocation.

Each of the six dimensions is based on 25 to 80 variables. The source data are publicly available with a detailed ...

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