Each edition of the WJP Rule of Law Index relies on more than 110,000 household and expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced and perceived in practical, everyday situations by the general public around the world. Performance is assessed using 44 indicators across 8 categories, each of which is scored and ranked globally and against regional and income peers: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.
Supporting research about the meaning and measurement of the rule of law, and how it matters for economic, socio-political, and human development.
Providing original, impartial data on how the rule of law is experienced in everyday life in 140 countries around the globe.
Connecting and developing a global network, organizing strategic convenings, and fostering practical, on-the-ground programs.