Rule of Law assesses confidence in the rules of society: in particular this refers to the law being applied equally to all and to the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police and the courts.
Indicators – World Bank Rule of Law index, independence of the judiciary, perceived ease of challenging government regulation
Ethiopia was the fastest riser in 2017, thanks to improvements in judicial independence.
Despite improving Governance in 2017, Poland saw a fall in Rule of Law, as judicial independence fell.
Latin America and the Caribbean was the only region to fall in this sub-pillar in 2017, as judicial independence and ease of challenging regulation fell. It now has the worst regional score in the world.