Institutional Quality Index (ICI) 2022 Reflects How the Pandemic Affected Institutions in Latin America and the World

May 17, 2022

This May 16, the ICI 2022 made by the Liberal Network of Latin America (Relial) was published in collaboration with all the organizations that comprise it and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for freedom.

This year, as in the past, the focus is on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on institutions worldwide. It explores the effects of states of emergency on the rule of law and individual guarantees, as well as possible future effects in the region.

The publication analyzes another eight measures of institutions (four of political quality and four of market quality). According to one of them, The Economist magazine's Democracy Index , Ecuador, Mexico, and Paraguay lost their status as "flawed democracies" to become "hybrid regimes."