WJP's original research and data is grounded in the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index®. The Index measures how the rule of law is experienced and perceived by the general public worldwide based on more than 120,000 household and 3,800 expert surveys. It is the world’s leading source for original, independent data on the rule of law.

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Reports and Resources


In Measuring the Justice Gap: A People-Centered Assessment of Unmet Justice Needs Around the World, the WJP estimates that an aggregate of 5.1 billion people have unmet justice needs globally.

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Reports that expand upon the WJP Rule of Law Index® to produce new data on how the rule of law is experienced and perceived by ordinary citizens.

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