Thailand slipping on World Bank score table

Thailand slipping on World Bank score table - Bangkok Post, September 18, 2006
...Political stability, long heralded as one of the strongest points of the Thaksin Shinawatra government, ranked just 29.2 points last year out of 100, compared with 54.2 in 2002 and 50.9 in 1998. The category measures the likelihood of violent threats to or changes in government, including terrorist events.
...In general, Thailand in 2005 performed worse than the average for East Asia in voice and accountability, at 49.3 against a regional average of 50.8, as well as in political stability, at 29.2 against 61.3.
But in terms of government effectiveness, Thailand's score of 66 bettered the regional average of 49.6. Regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption also were above the average...
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