WB’s Worldwide Governance Indicators is reflective of Egypt’s Efforts pertaining to the Control of Corruption, Regulatory Quality, and the Rule of Law.


In September 2022, the World Bank released its Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) for the year 2021, which showcased Egypt’s upward rankings across different indicators. It is due to the immense efforts exhibited by the Government of Egypt to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along economic, social, and environmental lines; in addition to pushing forward Egypt’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy.


WGI is issued annually by the World Bank with the aim of measuring the performance of governments of more than 200 countries. The process takes place by assessing the political, organizational and overall efficiency of these countries’ governments at regular intervals, using studies and surveys of corporates, individuals, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


Egypt’s upward ranking was seen in the following indicators: 


Control of Corruption Indicator which, according to the WB: “Measures the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as “capture” of the state by elites and private interests.”


The Rule of Law Indicator that “Measures the extent to which individuals and firms have confidence in and abide by the rules of society; in particular, it measures the functioning and independence of the judiciary, including the police, the protection of property rights, the quality of contract enforcement, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.”


Regulatory Quality Indicator to “Measure the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.”


Political Stability and Absence of Violence/ Terrorism Indicator to “Measure perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically-motivated violence, including terrorism.”


Voice and Accountability Indicator, which “Reflects perceptions of the extent to which a country's citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media.”


The Administrative Control Authority, in cooperation with the relevant national bodies, monitors the various international indicators to keep track of Egypt's rankings and develop necessary measures to further enhance them.