WJP Releases Rule of Law Index 2019

The World Justice Project (WJP) has released the WJP Rule of Law Index® 2019, an evaluation of rule of law adherence worldwide based on more than 120,000 household and 3,800 expert surveys in 126 countries. D3 and its subsidiary, ACSOR-Surveys, managed and conducted fieldwork in Afghanistan for this study.

Afghanistan’s rule of law score ranks 123 out of 126 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. The WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.

The survey in Afghanistan was conducted with 3,006 respondents from September 18-27, 2018. The sample was nationally representative and included respondents from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. This is the fifth time D3/ACSOR has conducted fieldwork for the WJP Rule of Law survey in Afghanistan.

For more information on how Afghanistan compared to other countries in the study, click on the embedded country specific press release PDF below.

Afghanistan Press Release PDF

More information on the WJP’s Rule of Law Index® 2019 can be found on their website, including a complete report with individual country profiles. You can also view an interactive data portal for this year’s report here and access major trends in the status of global rule of law in a separate publication, the Rule of Law Index® 2019 Insights, here.