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 worldwide based on household and expert surveys in 139 countries and jurisdictions. Our data provides current and reliable information to policy makers, civil society organizations, academics, the media, citizens, businesses, and legal professionals, among others. It is intended to encourage policy reforms, guide program development, and inform research to strengthen the rule of law.
Reports and Resources
The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index® is the world’s leading source for original, independent data on the rule of law. Covering 139 countries and jurisdictions, the Index relies on national surveys of more than 138,000 households and 4,200 legal practitioners and experts to measure how the rule of law is experienced and perceived worldwide.
The Atlas of Legal Needs Surveys is an interactive map and directory of all publicly available legal needs surveys conducted since 1993. The Atlas includes more than 90 studies conducted in 108 countries and jurisdictions.
The "Environmental Governance Indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean" represent the first-ever cross-country assessment of how environmental governance functions in practice.
The 2020 edition of the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index® measures how the rule of law is experienced and perceived in 128 countries and jurisdictions worldwide.
The new report on access to justice based on over 100,000 household surveys underscores barriers and hardships for people trying to solve everyday legal problems.
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.
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.