Switzerland: 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 (2014)

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

DHL Global Connectedness Index Score

Score based on a nation's integration into the world economy. (Higher score corresponds to more globally integrated)

DHL (2013)

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

E&Y Globalization Index Score

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)

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

Ease of Doing Business Rank

The Ease of Doing Business Rankings measures the vibrancy of a country’s business environment based on business regulations in place.

Doing Business (2015)

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

Ease of Paying Taxes Rank

The Ease of Paying Taxes Survey ranks countries based on their total tax rate as well as measuring the administrative burden of paying taxes.

PwC (2015)

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

Employment Protection Index

The Employment Protection Index ranks employment protection strictness, a higher score represents more employment protection restrictions.

OECD (2013)

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 (2014)

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

Global Competitiveness Report

The Global Competitiveness Report provides a description of the economic competitiveness of a country based on enabling high productivity levels.

World Economic Forum (2014)

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.

Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI)

The Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI) ranks the manufacturing competitiveness of a country based on factors such as labor, materials, energy, and access to talented workers.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (2013)

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 (2014)

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

International Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

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)

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

Inward FDI Potential Index

The Inward FDI Potential Index evaluates the attractiveness of countries to foreign investors.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 2006 (2006)

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

KOF Index of Globalization

The KOF Index of Globalization measures the economic, social, and political dimensions of globalization in each country.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (2015)

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

Networked Readiness Index (NRI)

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)

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

Price of a Big Mac in Dollars

The price of a Big Mac hamburger in U.S. dollars using market exchange rates.

Big Mac Index (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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