Corruption Perceptions Index

61 / 168

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 open_in_new (2015)

DHL Global Connectedness Index Score

52 / 140

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

DHL open_in_new (2013)

E&Y Globalization Index Score

51 / 60

Ranks a country's international business integration based on five categories: openness 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 open_in_new (2012)

Ease of Doing Business Rank

69 / 177

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

Doing Business open_in_new (2015)

Ease of Paying Taxes Rank

20 / 187

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 open_in_new (2015)

Freedom of the Press

71 / 195

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

Freedom House open_in_new (2015)

Global Competitiveness Report

47 / 140

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

World Economic Forum open_in_new (2015)

Global Enabling Trade Report

56 / 138

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 open_in_new (2014)

Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI)

24 / 38

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 open_in_new (2013)

Global Services Location Index

48 / 55

The Global Services Location Index measures the viability of countries as a potential offshore destination for services.

A.T. Kearney open_in_new (2016)

Index of Economic Freedom

72 / 178

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 open_in_new (2015)

International Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

34 / 160

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 open_in_new (2014)

International Property Rights Index

26 / 97

The International Property Rights Index is an economic index study on the correlation between economic success and property rights.

The International Property Rights Index open_in_new (2015)

Inward FDI Potential Index

74 / 141

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

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 2006 open_in_new (2006)

KOF Index of Globalization

61 / 187

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

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich open_in_new (2016)

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

31 / 129

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

Bertelsmann Stiftung open_in_new (2014)

Networked Readiness Index (NRI)

66 / 142

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 open_in_new (2015)

Open Budget Index

3 / 102

The Open Budget Index indicates how transparent and accountable the national budget of a country is.

International Budget Partnership open_in_new (2015)

Price of a Big Mac in Dollars

51 / 54

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

Big Mac Index open_in_new (2016)

Status Index (Political and Economic Transformation)

28 / 129

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 open_in_new (2014)

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

South Africa