The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries in terms of the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist in the misuse of public power for private benefit.
Transparency International (2013)
Score based on a nation's integration into the world economy. (Higher score corresponds to more globally integrated)
Ranks a country's international business integration based on five categories: oppennes to trade; capital movements; exchange of technology and ideas; labor movements; and cultural integration. The index measures globalization relative to that nation's GDP, rather than by its absolute value. (Higher score is more integrated)
Ernst & Young (2012)
Doing Business (2014)
The Ease of Paying Taxes Survey ranks countries based on their total tax rate as well as measuring the administrative burden of paying taxes.
The Employment Protection Index ranks employment protection strictness, a higher score represents more employment protection restrictions.
The Freedom of the Press Survey assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom of every country in the world.
Freedom House (2013)
The Global Competitiveness Report provides a description of the economic competitiveness of a country based on enabling high productivity levels.
World Economic Forum (2013)
The Global Enabling Trade Report analyzes which countries across the world enable trade from country to destination based on the free flow of goods across borders.
World Economic Forum (2012)
The Global Services Location Index measures the viability of countries as a potential offshore destination for services.
A.T. Kearney (2011)
The Index of Economic Freedom determines whether individuals in a country are free to work, produce, consume, and invest without being constrained by the state.
Heritage Foundation (2014)
The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) evaluates the capacity of a country to efficiently move goods and connect manufacturers and consumers with international markets.
World Bank (2014)
The Inward FDI Potential Index evaluates the attractiveness of countries to foreign investors.
The KOF Index of Globalization measures the economic, social, and political dimensions of globalization in each country.
The Networked Readiness Index (NRI) evaluates how conducive a country is to the development of a network of information and communication technologies.
World Economic Forum (2014)
The price of a Big Mac hamburger in U.S. dollars using market exchange rates.
Big Mac Index (2014)
Additional rankings and indices are available in the Rankings section of the globalEDGE Resource Directory.
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