Stability, Law, & Corruption

Sep 28th, 2007, in News, by

Political stability and rule of law conditions, 1996 to 2006.

According to this World Bank collation of figures general governance conditions in the country have declined since 1996, - even in the area of corruption but except in the level of participatory democracy, - when Indonesia was ruled by General Suharto, although the trend in the last few years, since president Yudhoyono has been in office, is upwards.

The scores are found in the "percentile rank" colored column, 100 being best, and with anything in the 0-10 range likely in the Third World "basket case" category. The data sources are gathered from a variety of survey institutes, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. worldbank

Governance
Indicator
Sources Year Percentile
Rank
(0-100)
Governance
Score
(-2.5 to +2.5)
Standard Error
Voice and Accountability
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.
14
2006 41.3 -0.25 0.14
13
2005 45.2 -0.16 0.15
12
2004 37.0 -0.40 0.16
11
2003 36.5 -0.45 0.15
9
2002 36.1 -0.48 0.17
6
2000 35.1 -0.41 0.22
6
1998 16.3 -1.08 0.23
5
1996 15.8 -1.13 0.24
Political Stability
the perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including domestic violence and terrorism.
10
2006 14.9 -1.17 0.22
10
2005 11.5 -1.29 0.21
10
2004 7.2 -1.57 0.22
9
2003 3.4 -2.03 0.23
9
2002 8.2 -1.62 0.22
7
2000 6.3 -1.76 0.23
6
1998 9.1 -1.43 0.24
5
1996 21.6 -0.81 0.29
Government Effectiveness
the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government's commitment to such policies.
14
2006 40.8 -0.38 0.15
13
2005 36.5 -0.47 0.14
13
2004 38.9 -0.43 0.16
12
2003 31.8 -0.58 0.15
12
2002 32.7 -0.56 0.15
9
2000 35.1 -0.50 0.15
8
1998 20.9 -0.78 0.15
7
1996 64.0 +0.14 0.23
Regulatory Quality
the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.
12
2006 43.4 -0.26 0.17
12
2005 34.6 -0.48 0.17
12
2004 34.1 -0.50 0.17
11
2003 27.8 -0.61 0.16
11
2002 25.4 -0.68 0.19
9
2000 35.6 -0.33 0.20
8
1998 44.9 +0.02 0.26
7
1996 63.9 +0.43 0.23
Rule of Law
the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, in particular the quality of contract enforcement, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.
19
2006 23.3 -0.82 0.13
18
2005 21.4 -0.86 0.13
18
2004 21.9 -0.84 0.13
17
2003 18.1 -0.97 0.13
15
2002 17.6 -1.00 0.13
13
2000 24.8 -0.82 0.13
11
1998 22.9 -0.77 0.16
9
1996 39.5 -0.36 0.19
Control of Corruption
the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as "capture" of the state by elites and private interests.
17
2006 23.3 -0.77 0.13
16
2005 19.9 -0.87 0.12
16
2004 17.0 -0.93 0.13
14
2003 14.6 -0.97 0.13
12
2002 6.8 -1.17 0.13
11
2000 11.2 -1.01 0.14
10
1998 10.7 -1.11 0.15
7
1996 31.1 -0.55 0.20

Comparing Indonesia's 2006 score to the average score for the other countries in south east Asia, such as Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, etc.

Governance
Indicator
Sources Year Percentile
Rank
(0-100)
Regional Average,
Percentile
Governance
Score
(-2.5 to +2.5)
Standard Error
Voice and Accountability
14
2006 41.3 49.4 -0.25 0.14
Political Stability
10
2006 14.9 60.4 -1.17 0.22
Government Effectiveness
14
2006 40.8 47.1 -0.38 0.15
Regulatory Quality
12
2006 43.4 47.2 -0.26 0.17
Rule of Law
19
2006 23.3 54.9 -0.82 0.13
Control of Corruption
17
2006 23.3 45.6 -0.77 0.13

Comparing Indonesia's 2006 score to the average score for the other countries in the same national income bracket ("lower middle income"), such as China, Egypt, Thailand, etc.

Governance
Indicator
Sources Year Percentile
Rank
(0-100)
Income Average,
Percentile
Governance
Score
(-2.5 to +2.5)
Standard Error
Voice and Accountability
14
2006 41.3 38.4 -0.25 0.14
Political Stability
10
2006 14.9 39.3 -1.17 0.22
Government Effectiveness
14
2006 40.8 37.8 -0.38 0.15
Regulatory Quality
12
2006 43.4 36.6 -0.26 0.17
Rule of Law
19
2006 23.3 37.6 -0.82 0.13
Control of Corruption
17
2006 23.3 37.7 -0.77 0.13

5 Comments on “Stability, Law, & Corruption”

  1. avatar Rambutan says:

    Political Stability 14.9?? That’s ridiculous. The risk the government is “destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means” is pretty low. Anyway, I prepare Indonesia’s “instability” to Thailand’s, Myanmar’s, Malaysia’s stability (i.e. stable but highly undemocratic).

  2. avatar John Orford says:

    Well the world bank got their ratings horribly wrong in 1996 – look what was just around the corner.

    In many ways, indonesia has never been in better shape for the future, mark my words!

  3. avatar iamisaid says:

    Quote,
    “Well the world bank got their ratings horribly wrong in 1996 – look what was just around the corner.

    In many ways, indonesia has never been in better shape for the future, mark my words!
    Unquote.

    John,

    Oh really?

    While it is always never perfectly clear how statistics are deduced and even if the World Bank assay is to be taken with a pinch of salt, it would be more informative to say the least, why you mention that Indonesia has never been in better shape for the future.

  4. avatar Raden says:

    And many more indicators,
    – jobless rate indicator & trending
    – militancy / radicalism trending
    – cost of education
    – cost of living
    – natural disaster level, handling methods & refurbishment result
    – GDP trending
    – DFI trending

    etc

  5. avatar Peter says:

    Let’s hope Indonesia can keep improving like it has in the past couple of years, ya? Inshallah – or maybe I should say mudah-mudahan instead. 😉

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