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


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)

Freedom of the Press link


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)

Index of Economic Freedom link


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)

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


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)

Status Index (Political and Economic Transformation) link


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.

North Korea