Index description

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Global Competitiveness Index The index measures the ability of economies to ensure higher business productivity and, as a result, higher rates of economic growth, and the nations' well-being. The index was developed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and compares the competitiveness of states over the world using 12 competitiveness pillars: institutions; infrastructure; macroeconomic environment; health and primary education; higher education and training; goods market efficiency; labor market efficiency; financial market development; technological readiness; market size; business sophistication; innovation. In order to compare the competitiveness of states at different stages of economic development, a concept of economic development stages has been integrated into the index.
The World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking The World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) rates and analyzes the ability of countries to create and sustain an environment stimulating the efficient competitiveness of businesses. The World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking was developed by the World Competitiveness Center at the Institute for Management Development and is published in the WCY. The index is based on more than 320 indicators grouped into 4 main competitiveness factors: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure.
Ease of Doing Business Index The Index describes the life cycle of the states’ small and medium businesses, as well as measuring the regulations applied to them. The sets can be divided into two types: the strength of legal institutions (getting a credit, protecting investors, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency), and the complexity and cost of regulatory procedures (starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, paying taxes, trading across borders). Based on specific examples of labor and time spent on doing business, these indicators facilitate the assessment of the amount of procedures, time and money needed to act under the current legislation.
Human Development Index The Human Development Index measures development of countries by combining indicators of life expectancy, educational attainment and income. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts.
Index of Economic Freedom The index by The Heritage Foundation in partnership with The Wall Street Journal evaluates the level of liberalization concerning the interaction between states and businesses, taking into account the four main components of freedom of economic activity. The index analyzes 10 components of economic freedom grouped into 4 categories: (1) Rule of Law (property rights, freedom from corruption); (2) Limited Government (fiscal freedom, government spending); (3) Regulatory Efficiency (business freedom, labor freedom, monetary freedom); and (4) Open Markets (trade freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom). The Index combines quantitative and qualitative indicators and is calculated as simple average of the 10 factors of economic freedom. The Index varies from 0 (the worst) to 100 (the best).
Enabling Trade Index The index compares the easiness of conducting international trade in 132 countries of the world, rating barriers that emerge in commodity supply chain. The index consists of 9 pillars: (1) domestic and foreign market access; (2) efficiency of customs administration; (3) efficiency of import-export procedures; (4) transparency of border administration; (5) availability and quality of transport infrastructure; (6) availability and quality of transport services; (7) availability and use of information-and-communication technologies (ICTs); (8) regulatory environment; (9) physical security.
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index The index evaluates the factors and policies, facilitating the development of the tourism sector in each specific state. The TTCI was developed by the World Economic Forum. The Index is based on around 80 criteria grouped into 14 pillars. In their turn, the pillars form 3 subindices: the T&T regulatory framework subindex; the T&T business environment and infrastructure; the T&T human, cultural, and natural resources.
Logistics Performance Index LPI is the weighted average of the country scores, based on the poll of 800 biggest logistics companies. Respondents estimate each of 7 positions on the 6 key dimensions: efficiency of the clearance process by border control agencies; quality of trade and transport related infrastructure; ease of arranging competitively priced shipments; competence and quality of logistics services; ability to track and trace consignments; timeliness of shipments in reaching destination within the scheduled or expected delivery time. The scorecards demonstrate comparative performance based on over 5000 individual countries’ scores.
Science World Educational Ranking Ranks participants according to their performance in reading, mathematics and science. The PISA does not give a collective score for all subjects combined; rather it gives a score for each subject area and countries are ranked by their mean score in each area. Around 470,000 15-year-old schoolchildren across the world are estimated.
IT Industry Competitiveness Index Index compares 66 countries on the extent to which they are capable of supporting and developing a strong IT production sector.
International Property Rights Index The Index is an international comparative study that measures the significance of both physical and intellectual property rights and their protection. It focuses on three areas: legal and political environment, physical property rights, and intellectual property rights.
Corruption perceptions index The Index is based on several independent polls. It ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector, scoring from 0 (maximum corruption) to 10 (no corruption). The CPI is an aggregate indicator that combines different sources of information about corruption, making it possible to compare countries.
Multidimensional Poverty Index International measure of poverty complements income-based poverty measures by reflecting the multiple deprivations that people face at the same time across developing countries. The MPI identifies deprivations across health, education and living standards, and shows the number of people who are multidimensionally poor and the deprivations that they face on the household level.
Environmental Performance Index The Environmental Performance Index ranks 163 countries on 25 performance indicators tracked across 10 policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national government scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.
E-government development index It is a comparative ranking of the countries of the world according to 2 primary indicators: the state of e-government readiness and the extent of e-participation. Constructing a model for the measurement of digitized services, the survey assesses the UN member states according to a quantitative composite index of e-government readiness based on website assessment, telecommunication infrastructure and human resource endowment.
Press Freedom Index The Reporters Without Borders index measures the violations of press freedom countries by 43 criteria. The index includes every kind of violation directly affecting journalists (murders, imprisonment, physical attacks and threats) and media (censorship, confiscation of newspaper issues, searches and harassment). The Index scales from 0 (best) to 120 (worst).
Democracy Index Index that claims to measure the state of democracy in 167 countries. The Economist Intelligence Unit's index is based on 60 indicators grouped in 5 different categories: electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, functioning of government, political participation and political culture.
Global Peace Index The Global Peace Index gauges ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarization. The index is composed of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from respected sources, which combine internal and external factors ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighboring countries and the level of respect for human rights.
Global Talent Index Index incorporating the data analysis of sixty countries, uses quantitative and qualitative data to measure the economic indicators, cultural contexts, trends in education, mortality, health and market fluidity that will impact the ability of talent to thrive within these countries.
Global RepTrak Reputation of countries is estimated at 4 main categories: admiration, trust, affection, and respect. These elements are divided, in turn, in 16 categories, which include parameters such as quality of life, foreign policy, business environment, goods and services, infrastructure, natural beauty and tourist attraction. Underlying rating - an international study of public opinion, attended by over 36,000 people who represent the G8 countries.
Country Brand Index The Index is an in-depth study that explores the complexity, dynamics and benefits of how nations manifest as brands. CBI ranks countries across key image attributes, looks at themes in nation building and issues in country brand marketing, and identifies emerging trends in the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The study is conducted on an annual basis by global brand consultancy FutureBrand and includes an online quantitative survey of 3,000 international business and leisure travelers.
GDP Growth (%) This indicator shows the increase in value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year, taking into account inflation.
Well-Being Gallup Index Gallup’s global wellbeing metrics are the measure of gross national wellbeing. The index combines the estimates of the percentage of “thriving”, “struggling” and “suffering”. In also account for daily experiences. The index scaled from 0 to 10, where “0” indicates the worst possible life and “10” the best possible life.
Global Hunger Index Theindex shows a share of undernourished people in the country. The Index includes the following three equally weighted indicators: the proportion of people who are undernourished (estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO); the prevalence of underweight in children under the age of five (by the World Health Organization, WHO); and the under-five mortality rate (reported by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF).
Global Gender Gap Index The Global Gender Gap Report’s index assesses countries on how well they divide resources and opportunities amongst male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources. The report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in 4 areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, political empowerment.
SCImago Journal & Country Rank This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the database of the SCImago Journal & Country Rank, a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators. These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.
S&P Long term foreign currency Standard & Poor's sovereign credit rating is a forward-looking opinion about the creditworthiness of an obligor with respect to a specific financial obligation, a specific class of financial obligations, or a specific financial program. Outlooks: negative, stable, positive. Scales from D- up to AAA (best).
Fitch Long term foreign currency Fitch’s sovereign credit rating is a forward-looking opinion about the creditworthiness. Rating Outlooks indicate the direction a rating is likely to move over a one- to two-year period, are: negative, stable, positive. Scales from D- up to AAA (best).
Country Risk Classification Risk Classification is a system for assessing country credit risk and classifying countries into 8 country risk categories (0 - 7). The Country Risk Classification Method measures the country credit risk, i.e. the likelihood that a country will service its external debt.
Big Mac Index (under/over valuation (-/+), %) The Big Mac Index shows how far from fair value different world currencies are. The purchasing-power parity approach (PPP) based on suggestion that exchange rates should even out the prices of the same goods and services old across the world (e.g., a Big Mac sold at McDonald’s).