Country name 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Liberia 7 4 4 3 4
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 8 9 9 7 7
Myanmar 9 10 11 13 14
Bermuda 9 12 11 10 10
Vanuatu 10 13 10 10 9
Kiribati 12 12 12 10 10
Comoros 12 12 12 12 13
Palau 12 14 17 20 19
Chad 13 11 14 15 24
Benin 13 13 13 14 14
Guinea-Bissau 13
Ethiopia 13 12 13 14 14
Madagascar 14 14 15 14 15
Central African Republic 14 15 14 14 14
Solomon Islands 15 13 12 12 11
Rwanda 15 14 14 14 13
Djibouti 15 15 16 16 16
Maldives 16 15 14 14 14
Gambia, The 16 15 15 16 15
Macao SAR, China 16 15 13 12 13
Burundi 16 17 16 17 17
Togo 16 18 17 18 18
Sudan 16 21 19 21 22
Bahamas, The 17 18 14 15 16
Mali 17 21 26 28 24
Albania 17 19 20 19 21
Kenya 17 17 17 17 18
Aruba 17 17 17 17 18
Niger 17 18 17 17 17
Barbados 18 18 17 17 18
Malawi 18 18 17 16 19
Congo, Dem. Rep. 19 23 31 34 30
Moldova 19 22 24 23 25
Cambodia 19 23 23 26 26
Belize 19 21 21 20 17
Antigua and Barbuda 19 16 15 15 15
St. Lucia 19 18 17 17 17
Tanzania 19 19 19 21 23
Luxembourg 20 19 19 19 19
Cyprus 20 19 19 19 19
Uganda 20 23 23 24 24
Panama 20 19 17 16 17
Tonga 20 21 21 21 20
Nepal 22 22 18 18 18
Fiji 22 22 24 23 22
Nicaragua 22 22 23 23 23
Dominica 22 19 18 18 16
Georgia 23 22 22 24 26
Lao PDR 23 17 17 19 21
Mozambique 23 25 26 23 25
Grenada 23 21 19 19 20
Eritrea 23 20 20 21 21
France 23 23 22 22 21
Cabo Verde 23 22 19 19 19
Senegal 23 23 25 25 24
Zimbabwe 24
Pakistan 24 23 24 24 24
Argentina 24 24 23 28 31
United States 24 23 22 22 22
Namibia 24 28 31 32 28
Cote d'Ivoire 24 25 24 23 22
Uzbekistan 24 23 23 22 23
Netherlands 24 25 25 24 24
Samoa 24 26 27 28 31
Mongolia 24 25 25 26 28
Lebanon 25 23 23 23 22
Latvia 25 24 23 23 22
Zambia 25 25 25 26 27
Suriname 25 25 23 31 31
Kyrgyz Republic 25 31 29 23 22
Bangladesh 25 25 26 26 26
Sierra Leone 25 28 9 9 11
India 25 26 25 26 26
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 25 20 19 18 19
Burkina Faso 25 25 19 18 21
Cuba 26 28 26 25 22
Bulgaria 26 26 27 27 28
Denmark 26 27 26 25 25
Jordan 26 26 26 27 27
Brazil 26 28 27 27 28
New Zealand 26 25 25 26 25
Uruguay 26 25 25 24 26
Jamaica 26 26 25 24 25
St. Kitts and Nevis 26 31 34 32 29
Iceland 26 26 28 25 24
Estonia 27 28 28 28 29
Australia 27 27 26 26 26
Ecuador 27 36 32 31 30
United Kingdom 27 27 26 25 24
Seychelles 27 29 28 30 28
Belgium 27 27 26 26 25
Sri Lanka 27 27 27 28 28
Switzerland 27 26 27 27 26
Italy 28 28 27 27 27
Morocco 28 29 28 27 28
Ghana 28 28 28 28 28
Sweden 28 28 28 28 27
Colombia 29 29 29 30 31
Bolivia 29 30 29 29 29
Croatia 29 29 29 28 29
West Bank and Gaza 29 25 27 23 26
Portugal 29 28 28 28 27
Tunisia 29 30 30 30 28
Tajikistan 30 39 40 39 37
Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 23 23 22 23
Guyana 30 29 29 29 27
Mauritania 30 28 28 26 24
Lithuania 30 30 31 30 32
Guinea 30 33 34 34 34
Germany 30 31 30 29 29
Egypt, Arab Rep. 31 33 33 34 35
El Salvador 31 31 32 32 32
Canada 31 33 32 31 31
South Africa 31 32 32 33 32
Mauritius 31 31 31 31 30
Peru 31 32 31 32 33
Spain 31 31 31 31 31
Japan 31 31 29 29 28
Austria 32 31 31 30 30
Hungary 32 32 31 30 30
Cameroon 32 36 33 32 31
Armenia 32 39 36 39 42
Honduras 32 32 31 30 30
Macedonia, FYR 33 34 32 30 29
Poland 33 32 29 29 30
Singapore 33 35 32 32 32
Central Europe and the Baltics 33 33 32 31 32
Philippines 33 34 34 35 35
Turkey 33 31 30 29 29
Iran, Islamic Rep. 33 37 35 41 41
Syrian Arab Republic 34 38 33 32 29
Finland 34 34 34 33 33
Romania 34 33 36 37 35
Mexico 34 35 33 33 34
Norway 34 42 40 38 38
Vietnam 34 34 35 36 37
Ireland 35 35 37 38 35
Kazakhstan 35 40 39 39 38
Costa Rica 35 32 30 29 29
Slovak Republic 35 36 35 34 35
Bhutan 36 36 38 39 39
Slovenia 36 36 35 35 35
Paraguay 36 36 38 41 37
Korea, Rep. 36 38 37 36 37
Papua New Guinea 37 41 41 37 37
Russian Federation 37 38 36 33 33
Dominican Republic 37 36 34 35 34
Chile 37 32 33 33 33
Czech Republic 38 38 38 37 36
Nigeria 38 52 41 31 37
Ukraine 39 36 35 35 35
Belarus 39 39 37 37 39
Yemen, Rep. 41 46 42 42 43
Azerbaijan 41 45 47 50 53
Thailand 41 42 42 42 44
United Arab Emirates 42 49 50 48 49
Trinidad and Tobago 43 49 47 45 53
Indonesia 43 46 46 44 44
Puerto Rico 44 43 45 47 46
Swaziland 44 44 45 45 47
Lesotho 45 30 33 34 33
Venezuela, RB 46 50 46 50 52
China 46 46 45 45 46
Turkmenistan 46 44 44 42 41
Malta 46 51 43 44 44
Malaysia 46 48 46 45 47
Oman 47 57 54 53 54
Saudi Arabia 47 54 51 51 54
Algeria 48 59 52 52 53
Botswana 49 51 49 47 43
Gabon 49 56 51 52 52
Kuwait 53 59 54 49 51
Brunei Darussalam 55 64 60 61 64
Congo, Rep. 61 72 65 63 61
Angola 73 72 65 59 60
Turks and Caicos Islands
South Sudan
San Marino
Greece
Montenegro 23 25 24 23
Equatorial Guinea
Cayman Islands
Timor-Leste 17 15 14 12
Monaco
Libya 66 75
St. Martin (French part)
Andorra
Faeroe Islands
American Samoa
New Caledonia
Israel
Curacao
Greenland
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Somalia
Liechtenstein
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Hong Kong SAR, China 12 12 11 10
Tuvalu 8 9 9 12
Iraq
Sao Tome and Principe 10 19 17 16
Guatemala 29 29 29
Haiti
Bahrain
Guam
Serbia 30 28 29 28
Afghanistan 24 23
Kosovo
French Polynesia
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Marshall Islands
Korea, Dem. Rep.
Qatar
Fragile and conflict affected situations 33 35

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