Index of Economic Freedom

For over two decades, the Index of Economic Freedom has measured the impact of liberty and free markets around the globe, and the 2016 Index confirms the formidable positive relationship between economic freedom and progress. The 2016 Index — the 22nd edition—includes: Updated economic freedom scores and macroeconomic data for … More …

World Development Indicators (WDI)

With over 1 million downloads last year, WDI it provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. It allws downloads or queries of the database as well as access to statistical tables and includes 1,400 indicators for over 200 economies. A list of all World … More …

Technology Achievement Index

This Report, like all previous Human Development Reports, is about people. It is about how people can create and use technology to improve their lives. It is also about forging new public policies to lead the revolutions in information and communications technology and biotechnology in the direction of human development … More …

ICT Development Index

The ICT Development Index (IDI), which has been published annually since 2009, is a composite index that combines 11 indicators into one benchmark measure. It is used to monitor and compare developments in information and communication technology (ICT) between countries and over time. The main objectives of the IDI are … More …

Human Development Index

The HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita … More …

Happy Planet Index

The Happy Planet Index measures what matters: sustainable wellbeing for all. It tells us how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives. Wealthy Western countries, often seen as the standard of success, do not rank highly on the Happy Planet Index.  Instead, several countries in Latin America … More …

Government Broadband Index

With ambitious targets for both the speed and coverage of next-generation broadband networks, the developed countries of South-east Asia score highest in the gBBi, the first-ever index to assess countries on the basis of government planning, as opposed to current broadband capability. Registration is required  to obtain a free, abridged … More …

Good Country Index

The idea of the Good Country Index is to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, each country is given a balance-sheet … More …

KOF Globalization Index

The KOF Globalization Index measures the three main dimensions of globalization: economic social and political.   In addition to three indices measuring these dimensions, we calculate an overall index of globalization and sub-indices referring to actual economic flows economic restrictions data on information flows data on personal contact and data on … More …

Global Risks Report

The Global Risks Report 2016 features perspectives from nearly 750 experts on the perceived impact and likelihood of 29 prevalent global risks over a 10-year timeframe. The risks are divided into five categories: economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological. The report also examines the interconnections among the risks, and through … More …