Georgia shows improvement in World Bank survey on governance 2020 in two categories

Georgia received 30.66% from the total 100% scale for political stability and absence of violence. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 27 Sep 2021 - 19:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has shown an improvement in the World Bank's recent study Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) of 2020 in terms of political stability and absence of violence and regulatory quality compared to the results of 2019.

Georgia received 30.66% from the total 100% scale for political stability and absence of violence, which measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilised or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. 

As for regulatory quality, which assesses reforms carried out by the government for the development of the private sector Georgia received 83.65%.

The Worldwide Governance Indicators project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996–2020, for six dimensions of governance, which are:

  • Voice and accountability - in which Georgia received 49.76% in 2020 (52.66% in 2019)
  • Political stability and absence of violence - 30.66% in 2020 (27.83% in 2019)
  • Government effectiveness - 75.48 in 2020 (76.92% in 2019)
  • Regulatory quality - 83.65% in 2020 (82.69% in 2019)
  • Rule of law - 61.06% in 2020 (62.02% in 2019)
  • Control of corruption - 71.63% in 2020 (74.04% in 2019)

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili commented on the World Bank's study, saying that 'Georgia has a leading and exemplary position in Europe and throughout the world by corruption-free and effective governance'. 

By the effective control of corruption, Georgia is ranked 45th in 189 countries of the World Bank member countries and is captured in the top 50. In the European context, Georgia is ranked 19th [again among the World Bank member countries]. To compare Georgia was ranked 62nd in the study published in 2012", said Garibashvili.

Garibashvili also noted that by effective governance Georgia has been ranked 38th among the World Bank's member 189 countries. He said that in the same indicator Georgia ranked 50th in 2012. 

Overall, Garibashvili said that the current assessment of Georgia is three times higher than the results demonstrated in 2011-2012.