The number in the colored box on the left represents the country’s score for a particular index. The bar below shows the country relative to other countries, with the total number of ranked countries shown to the right. Each index is a separate entity, with a unique scale. The "view heat map" button opens both a visual map of all countries, as well as a table of scores of all countries included in the index.

Corruption Perceptions Index link

Score
43

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. Source: Transparency International open_in_new (2017)


DHL Global Connectedness Index link

Score
63.02

Score based on a nation's integration into the world economy. (Higher score corresponds to more globally integrated.) Source: DHL open_in_new (2015)


Ease of Doing Business Rank link

Score
50

The Ease of Doing Business Rankings measures the vibrancy of a country’s business environment based on business regulations in place. Source: Doing Business open_in_new (2017)


Economic Complexity Index link

Score
0.57

Based on a country’s economic complexity for a given year Source: Atlas of Economic Complexity open_in_new (2016)


Environmental Performance Index link

Score
67.85

The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Source: Atlas of Economic Complexity open_in_new (2018)


Financial Secrecy Index link

Score
91.38

The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. Source: Financial Secrecy Index open_in_new (2018)


Freedom of the Press link

Score
42

The Freedom of the Press Survey assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom of every country in the world. Source: Freedom House open_in_new (2017)


Global Competitiveness Index link

Score
4.5

The Global Competitiveness Report provides a description of the economic competitiveness of a country based on enabling high productivity levels. Source: World Economic Forum open_in_new (2017)


Global Enabling Trade Index link

Score
4.54

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. Source: World Economic Forum open_in_new (2016)


Global Entrepreneurship Index link

Score
27.8

The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic 'infrastructure' – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 14 'pillars' which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem. Source: The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute open_in_new (2018)


Global Innovation Index link

Score
42.8

The Global Innovation Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. Its 81 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. Source: The Global Innovation Index open_in_new (2017)


Global Opportunity Index link

Score
43

The Milken Institute Global Opportunity Index (GOI) tracks countries' performances around five categories: Economic Fundamental, Financial Services, Business Perception, Institutional Framework, and International Standard and Policy. Source: Milken Institute open_in_new (2016)


Global Services Location Index link

Score
5.55

The Global Services Location Index measures the viability of countries as a potential offshore destination for services. Source: A.T. Kearney open_in_new (2017)


ICT Development Index (IDI) link

Score
6.86

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. Source: ICT Development Index (IDI) open_in_new (2017)


Index of Economic Freedom link

Score
68.3

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation open_in_new (2018)


International Logistics Performance Index (LPI) link

Score
2.81

The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) evaluates the capacity of a country to efficiently move goods and connect manufacturers and consumers with international markets. Source: World Bank open_in_new (2016)


International Property Rights Index link

Score
4.81

The International Property Rights Index is an economic index study on the correlation between economic success and property rights. Source: The International Property Rights Index open_in_new (2017)


KOF Index of Globalization link

Score
76.89

The KOF Index of Globalization measures the economic, social, and political dimensions of globalization in each country. Source: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich open_in_new (2017)


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

Score
5.94

The Management Index evaluates the reform activities of political decision-makers in working toward a market-based democracy Source: Bertelsmann Stiftung open_in_new (2016)


ND- Gain Country Index link

Score
56.92

The ND-GAIN Country Index summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help governments, businesses and communities better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead. Source: ND- Gain Index  open_in_new (2016)


Networked Readiness Index (NRI) link

Score
4.11

The Networked Readiness Index (NRI) evaluates how conducive a country is to the development of a network of information and communication technologies. Source: World Economic Forum open_in_new (2016)


Open Budget Index link

Score
66

The Open Budget Index indicates how transparent and accountable the national budget of a country is. Source: International Budget Partnership open_in_new (2017)


Overall Best Countries Rank link

Score
63

The Best Overall Countries Ranking is based on how global perceptions on a variety of attributes could potentially increase trade, travel, and investment as well as directly affect the national economy of a country. Source: U.S. News and World Report open_in_new (2017)


Paying Taxes Indicator link

Score
90

The Ease of Paying Taxes Survey ranks countries based on their total tax rate as well as measuring the administrative burden of paying taxes. Source: PwC open_in_new (2018)


Status Index (Political and Economic Transformation) link

Score
7.91

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. Source: Bertelsmann Stiftung open_in_new (2016)


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

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