North Korea: Indices

Corruption Perceptions Index

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 (2015)

Note: Each year’s index score is based on data from the previous year.

Freedom of the Press

The Freedom of the Press Survey assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom of every country in the world.

Freedom House (2015)

Note: Each year’s index score is based on data from the previous year.

Global Enabling Trade Report

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 (2014)

Note: Each year’s index score is based on data from the previous year.

Index of Economic Freedom

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. Scale ranks countries on a basis of 1-100, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention.

Heritage Foundation (2015)

Note: Each year’s index score is based on data from the previous year.

Management Index (Political Leadership Towards Democracy and a Market Economy)

The Management Index evaluates the reform activities of political decision-makers in working toward a market-based democracy

Bertelsmann Stiftung (2014)

Note: Each year’s index score is based on data from the previous year.

Status Index (Political and Economic Transformation)

The Status Index evaluates the political and economic transformation dimensions of a country based on how well the ground rules for democracy are anchored in society.

Bertelsmann Stiftung (2014)

Note: Each year’s index score is based on data from the previous year.

Additional rankings and indices are available in the Rankings section of the globalEDGE Resource Directory.

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