The WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index 2019-2020 is the second edition of the only subnational index produced by the WJP and is one of the most complete measurements of institutional performance in the country. The WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index 2019-2020 uses the same conceptual framework and methodology that the WJP has used around the globe to measure adherence to the rule of law in each of Mexico's 32 states.
The WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index 2019-2020 Insights report presents highlights of the WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index 2019-2020. The WJP selected some findings from the Index to present in graphs for better understanding. The following are some of these findings:
- The states with the highest scores in the WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index 2019–2020 are Yucatán (0.46), Aguascalientes (0.45), and Zacatecas (0.43). The states with the lowest rankings are Guerrero (0.33), Puebla (0.35), and Quintana Roo (0.35).
- Since the last edition, the scores of the WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index increased in 15 states, decreased in 11 and remained unchanged in 6.
- The scores of Factor 5: Order and Security, which measures whether the state effectively guarantees the safety of people and property, decreased in 19 states.
- The scores of Factor 1: Constraints on Government Powers, which measures the extent to which those who govern are bound by law, increased in 26 states.
- Large-scale corruption in state governments remains one of the areas of greatest concern.
- Absence of access to justice and inefficiency in civil justice processes are the greatest challenges in this subject.