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Worldwide Governance Indicators: Rule of Law Scores for 2007
The red line measures deviations from predicted values, which are represented by the blue line. Ignore the gap between the red and blue lines and concentrate on how closely the red line centers toward 0. The closer to 0, the less the deviation of a country's observed score on Rule of Law from its predicted score.
For example, Costa Rica's predicted score for Rule of Law was 0..35. It actually scored 0.44, deviating only 0.09 points above its prediction.
In contrast, Guatemala deviated 0.86 below its predicted score of -0.25, resulting in an observed score of -1.11.
Excepting Costa Rica, all of the Central American countries deviated below their predictions, some far below.

The PDF country pages display the observed Rule of Law Scores, predicted scores, and residuals (deviations from the predictions). Each page reports country size, wealth, and party data. Download a 212 page PDF that serves for all countries.