Effective rule of law combats poverty and disease, reduces corruption, and protects people from injustices (WJP 2021). The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index (ROLI) 2021 presents a portrait of the rule of law in 139 countries worldwide (from 113 in 2016) by providing scores and rankings based on eight ROLI factors (Tables 3-6). The scores range from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating the country’s strongest adherence to the rule of law. Based on scores, countries are ranked: rank 1 represents the top adhering country. The Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 (Chapter 6) targets improved/enhanced outcomes for the three ROLI factors by the plan’s end next year (2022): Fundamental Rights and Criminal Justice factors to move up to the upper 25 percentile; and Civil Justice factor to the upper 20 percentile.