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Worldwide Governance Indicators 2015


General Info
Original or alternative title 
World Governance Indicators (WGI) Project
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1996 - 12/2014
Data type

The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) is an annually updated dataset that focuses on the perceptions of governance in industrial and developing countries. The WGI included the indicators of violence and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption.

The indicators are an aggregation of data from survey institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGO), international organizations, private firms, and public agencies. The 2015 update included indicators produced for the years 1996-2014.