Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, published on May 9, 2005, his “Barometer on the Ability to Govern from 1996-2004”. Experts compared the policies implemented by 209 countries based on six criteria: receptivity of the citizens’ opinion, political stability, efficiency of administrations, deregulation, respect for contracts and corruption control.
Of course, these criteria reflect the objectives of the Bank: to congratulate docile governments who accept opening their national markets without paying attention to the legitimacy of their policies.