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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.
Among these countries, Bhutan (discussed in the Introduction to Party Systems and Country Governance) is the most striking. Its predicted score (-0.72) was rather low, but it deviated 1.21 points above its prediction to produce an observed score of 0.49.
India and Nepal also performed much better than predicted, while Iran fell far short of its predicted score.

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.