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Global Benchmarking Database

Version 1.9 (N = 274)

Cite as: Global Benchmarking Database, v1.9, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick.
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Name
Producer
Type
Coverage
Created
Frequency

2003 Ageing Vulnerability Index

CSIS & Watson Wyatt Worldwide

III/IV

12 countries

2003

2003 only

ADB Country Performance Assessment

Asian Development Bank

II

28 countries

2005

Annual

ADL Global 100 Anti-Semitism Index

Anti-Defamation League

IV

103 countries & territories

2014

--

AfDB Country Policy and Institutional Assessment

African Development Bank

II

40 countries

2004

Annual

Africa Integrity Indicators

Global Integrity & Mo Ibrahim Foundation

IV

54 countries

2013

Annual


AIDS Program Effort Index

USAID, UNAIDS, WHO & POLICY Project

I/II

54 countries

1998

2000, 2003

Aid Transparency Index

Publish What You Fund

IV

68 donors

2010

Annual

AODP Global Climate 500 Index

Asset Owners Disclosure Project

IV

500 asset holders

2012

Annual

Arab Democracy Index

Arab Reform Initiative & Palestine Centre for Policy and Survey Research

IV

9 countries

2008

Biennial

Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index

Basel Institute on Governance

IV

162 countries

2012

Annual

Basic Capabilities Index

Social Watch

IV

167 countries

2004

Annual, 2004–11

Bertelsmann Transformation Index

Bertelsmann Stiftung

IV

129 countries

2003

Biennial

Best Countries for Business

Forbes

IV

146 countries

2006

Annual

Better Life Index

OECD

II

36 countries

2013

Annual

Big Mac Index

The Economist

IV

57 countries

1986

Annual

Bloomberg Innovation Index

Bloomberg

III

215 countries

2013

Annual

Bribe Payers Index

Transparency International

IV

28 economies

1999

Every 2–4 years

Capital Access Index

Milken Institute

IV

122 countries

1998

Annual, 1998–2009

Child Development Index

Save the Children UK

IV

137 countries

2008

2008 only

CIFP Fragility Index

Carleton University

IV

200 countries & territories

2010

Annual, 2010–12

CIFP Governance Index

Carleton University

IV

192 countries & territories

2007

2007 only

CIRI Human Rights Dataset

David L. Cingranelli, David L. Richards & K. Chad Clay

IV

202 countries

1981

Annual

CIVICUS Civil Society Index

CIVICUS

IV

56 countries

2000

Irregular, 2000–11

Climate Analysis Indicators Tool

World Resources Institute

IV

185 countries

2004

Annual

Climate Change Performance Index

Germanwatch & Climate Action Network Europe

IV

58 countries

2006

Annual

Commitment to Development Index

Center for Global Development and Foreign Policy

IV

27 countries

2003

Annual

Competitive Industrial Performance Index

UNIDO

II

133 countries

2003

Annual

Composite Index of National Capability

J. David Singer, Correlates of War project

IV

193

1963

Irregular

Corporate Corruption/Ethics Indices

World Bank Institute

II

104 countries

2004

2004 only

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Aviva Investors

III/IV

100 companies

2016

--

Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International

IV

175 countries & territories

1995

Annual

Countries at the Crossroads

Freedom House

IV

72 countries

2004

Annual, 2004–12

Country Risk Assessments

Coface

III

160 countries

2005

Regular updates

CSGR Globalisation Index

CSGR

IV

208 countries & territories

2004

2004 only

CSO Sustainability Index

USAID

I

63 countries

1997

Annual

Dashboard of Sustainability

IISD

IV

Variable

1999

Irregular

Democracy Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

167 countries

2007

Annual

Democracy Ranking

Democracy Ranking Association

IV

113 countries

2008

Annual

Digital Access Index

ITU

II

178 countries

2003

2003 only

Digital Opportunity Index

ITU

II

181 countries

2005

2005 & 2007 only

Disaster Risk Index

UNDP

II

215 countries

2004

2004 & 2009 only

Ducroire/Delcredere Country Risks

Ducroire/Delcredere

III

246 countries & territories

1990

Regular updates

Ease of Doing Business Ranking

IFC

II

189 countries

2003

Annual

Ecological Footprint

WWF

IV

152 countries & territories

2000

Biennial

Economic Complexity Index

Observatory of Economic Complexity

IV

125 countries

2009

Annual, 2009–12

Economic Freedom of the World

Cato Institute & Fraser Institute

IV

152 countries

1996

Annual

Economic Vulnerability Index

UNCDP

II

130 countries

1975

Triennial

Education for all Development Index

UNESCO

II

205 countries

2002

Annual

EF English Proficiency Index

Education First

III

63 countries

2011

Annual (coverage from 2007)

EIU Business Environment Rankings

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

82 countries

1997

Annual

EMC Global Data Protection Index

EMC Corporation

III

18 countries

2014

Biennial

Enabling Environment Index

CIVICUS

IV

109 countries

2013

So far 2013 only

Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index

Lisbon Council, Ecofys & Quintel Intelligence

III/IV

131 countries

2015

So far 2015 only

Energy Trilemma Index

World Energy Council

IV

130 countries

2011

Annual

Environment and Gender Index

International Union for Conservation of Nature

IV

72 countries

2013

2013 only

Environmental Degradation Index

Raghbendra Jha & Bhanu Murthy

IV

174 countries

2003

2004 update

Environmental Democracy Index

The Access Initiative & World Resources Institute

IV

70 countries

2014

Biennial

Environmental Performance Index

CIESIN & Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy

IV

178 countries

2000

Biennial (since 2006)

Environmental Vulnerability Index

SOPAC & UNEP

II

235 countries & territories

1999

Irregular

e-Readiness Rankings

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

70 countries

2000

Annual, 2000–09

Ernst & Young Globalization Index

Ernst & Young (with EIU)

III/IV

60 countries

2009

Annual, 2009–12

Ethnic Fractionalization and Cultural Diversity Scores

James Fearon

IV

160 countries

2003

2003 only

Ethnolinguistic/Religious Fractionalization and Political Instability Indices

Anthony Annett

IV

150, 148, & 108 countries

2001

2001 only

Euro Health Consumer Index

Health Consumer Powerhouse

III

36 countries

2006

Annual

European e-Business Readiness Index

European Commission

II

27 countries

2004

Annual, 2004–08

European Foreign Policy Scorecard

European Council on Foreign Relations

IV

28 countries

2010

Annual

European Human Capital Index

Lisbon Council

IV

12 countries

2006

2006–07 only

European Quality of Government Index

QoG Institute

IV

206 regions in 24 countries

2010

Irregular

FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index

OECD

II

58 countries

2003

Annual

Female Entrepreneurship Index

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute

IV

77 countries

2013

Annual

Financial Development Index

World Economic Forum

IV

62 countries

2008

Annual, 2008–12

Financial Secrecy Index

Tax Justice Network

IV

82 countries & territories

2009

Biennial

Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index

A.T. Kearney

III

25 countries

1998

Annual

Fractionalization Index

Alberto Alesina et al.

IV

215 countries & territories

2003

2003 only

Failed/Fragile States Index

The Fund for Peace

IV

178 countries

2005

Annual

Freedom in the World

Freedom House

IV

195 countries & 15 territories

1972

Annual

Freedom of the Press

Freedom House

IV

197 countries & territories

2002

Annual

Freedom on the Net

Freedom House

IV

65 countries

2011

Annual

G20 e-Trade Readiness Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

19 countries

2014

--

Gender Development Index

UNDP

II

187 countries

1995

Annual

Gender Equity Index

Social Watch

IV

168 countries

2007

Irregular

Gender Inequality Index

UNDP

II

187 countries

2010

Annual

GINI Index

World Bank

II

248 countries

1912 orig.

Annual

Global AgeWatch Index

HelpAge International

IV

96 countries

2013

Annual

Global Entrepreneurship Index

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute

IV

132 countries

2009

Annual

Global Go To Think Tank Index

University of Pennsylvania

IV

Over 6,500 think tanks

2008

Annual

Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index

Transparency International UK

IV

114 countries

2015

2015 only

Global Accountability Scores

One World Trust

IV

10 IGOs, 10 INGOs, & 10 TNCs

2006

Annual, 2006–08

Global Aging Preparedness Index

CSIS

IV

20 countries

2010

2010 only

Global Cargo Watch List

Joint Cargo Committee

III

54 countries

2004

Monthly

Global Cleantech Innovation Index

Cleantech Group & WWF

III/IV

40 countries

2012

Biennial

Global Climate Risk Index

Germanwatch

IV

183 countries

2006

Annual

Global Competitiveness Index

World Economic Forum

IV

144 economies

2004

Annual

Global Connectivity Index

Huawei Technologies

III

50 countries

2014

Annual

Global Corruption Barometer

Transparency International

IV

107 economies

2003

Biennial

Global Creativity Index

Martin Prosperity Institute

IV

82 countries

2011

2011 only

Global Credit Survey

Institutional Investor

IV

179 countries

2001

Annual

Global Cybersecurity Index

ITU

II

104 countries

2014

--

Global Democracy Ranking

Democracy Ranking Association

IV

115 countries

2008

2008–09 & 2011–12

Global Dynamism Index

Grant Thornton and EIU

III/IV

60 economies

2012

Annual

Global E-Government Survey

WMRC & Brown University

III/IV

196 countries

2001

2001 only

Global Energy Architecture Performance Index

World Economic Forum (with Accenture)

III/IV

125 countries

2013

Annual

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Babson College et al.

IV

104 economies

1999

Annual

Global Financial Centres Index

Z/Yen

IV

83 financial centers

2007

Biannual

Global Financial Governance and Impact Scores

New Rules for Global Finance

IV

6 IGOs

2013

Annual

Global Firepower Military Ranks

Global Firepower

IV

126 countries

2006

--

Global Food Index

Oxfam

IV

125 countries

2014

--

Global Food Security Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

109 countries

2012

Annual

Global Gender Gap Index

World Economic Forum

IV

142 countries

2006

Annual

Global Hunger Index

IFPRI

IV

120 countries

2006

Annual

Global Innovation Index

Cornell University, INSEAD, & WIPO

II/IV

143 countries

2007

Annual

Global Innovation Policy Index

Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance

IV

55 countries

2012

2012 only

Global Integrity Index

Global Integrity

IV

31 countries & territories

2004

Annual, 2004–11

Global Intellectual Property Index

TaylorWessing & Z/Yen Group

III

36 countries

2008

Annual

Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

Deloitte

III

40 countries

2010

Triennial

Global Microscope

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

55 countries

2009

Annual

Global Militarization Index

BICC

IV

152 countries

2009

Annual

Global Monitoring Report

World Bank & IMF (with OECD)

II

144 countries

2007

Annual

Global Natural Disasters Risk Hotspots

CHRR & World Bank

II/III

Countries & regions

2004

2004 only

Global Open Data Index

Open Knowledge

IV

122 countries

2013

Annual

Global Opportunity Index

Milken Institute

IV

136 countries

2013

Biennial

Global Peace Index

IEP

IV

162 countries

2007

Annual

Global Political Risk Index

Eurasia Group

III

24 countries

2007

Monthly

Global Real Estate Transparency Index

JLL

III

109 countries

1999

Biennial

Global Retail Development Index

A.T. Kearney

III

30 countries

2002

Annual

Global Right to Information Rating

Access Info Europe & CLD

IV

89 countries

2010

Annual

Global Services Location Index

A.T. Kearney

III

51 countries

2005

Biennial or triennial

Global Slavery Index

Walk Free Foundation

IV

167 countries

2013

Annual

Global Terrorism Index

IEP

IV

162 countries

2014

Annual

Global Talent Competitiveness Index

INSEAD, HCLI, & Adecco

III/IV

109 countries

2013

Annual

Global Youth Wellbeing Index

CSIS & IYF

IV

30 countries

2014

--

Globalization Index

Foreign Policy & A.T. Kearney

III/IV

62 countries

2001

Annual, 2001–07

Good Country Index

Simon Anholt & Robert Govers

IV

125 countries

2014

--

Greendex

National Geographic & GlobeScan

III/IV

18 countries

2008

Biennial

Happiness Index

Ruut Veenhoven

IV

90 countries

2004

2004 only

Happy Planet Index

New Economics Foundation

IV

151 countries

2006

Triennial

Hays Global Skills Index

Hays

III

31 countries

2012

Annual

Health System Attainment and Performance Indices

WHO

II

191 countries

2000

2000 only

High Tech Indicators

Alan L. Porter et al.

IV

33 countries

1987

Triennial, 1987–2008

Human (In)Security Index

Sascha Werthes, Corinne Heaven & Sven Vollnhals

IV

183 countries

2011

2011 only

Human Assets Index

UNCDP

II

130 countries

1970

Triennial

Human Development Index

UNDP

II

187 countries

1990

Annual

Human Freedom Index

Cato Institute

IV

152 countries

2015

Annual

Human Freedom Index

UNDP

II

88 countries

1991

1991 only

Human Opportunity Index

World Bank

II

19 countries

2008

--

Human Security Index

David A. Hastings

IV

232 countries

2008

Irregular

Humanitarian Response Index

DARA International

IV

23 countries

2007

Annual, 2007–11

Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

IV

52 countries

2000

Annual

ICT Development Index

ITU

II

157 countries

2008

Annual

IDA Country Performance Ratings

IDA

II

77 countries

1977

Annual

IDA Resource Allocation Index

IDA

II

80 countries & territories

2005

Annual, 2005–12

IDA Special Allocation Index

IDA

II

8 countries

2011

2011 only

Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

40 countries & territories

2012

Biennial

Index of Constructive External Engagement

CGD

IV

21 countries

2013

--

Index of Economic Freedom

Heritage Foundation & Wall Street Journal

IV

178 countries

1995

Annual

Index of Human Insecurity

Global Environmental Change and Human Security

IV

All countries

2000

2000 only

Index of Human Progress

Fraser Institute

IV

128 countries

2001

2001 only

Index of Knowledge Societies

UNPAN

II

45 countries

2005

2005 only

Index of National Power

 

National Power Project

IV

187 countries

2014

--

Index of Social Vulnerability to Climate Change for Africa

Katharine Vincent

IV

49 countries

2004

2004 only

Index of State Weakness in the Developing World

Brookings Institution

IV

141 countries

2008

2008 only

Indicador de Riesgo País Alternativo (Alternative Country Risk Index)

Development, Economy, Ecology, Equity - CLAES

IV

18 countries

2004

2004 only

Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index

UNDP

II

187 countries

2010

Annual

Innovation Capacity Index

Augusto López-Claros & Yasmina N. Mata

IV

130 countries

2009–10

2009–10, 2010–11

Innovation Union Scoreboard

European Commission

II

34 countries

2000

Annual

International Energy Efficiency Scorecard

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

IV

23 countries

2012

Biennial

International Energy Security Risk Index

U.S. Chamber of Commerce / Institute for 21st Century Energy

III

75 countries

2012

Annual

International Index of Bribery for News Coverage

Institute for Public Relations

IV

66 countries

2003

2003 only

International Property Rights Index

Americans for Tax Reform Foundation / Property Rights Alliance

IV

129 countries

2007

Annual

Investment and Performance in the Knowledge Based Economy

European Commission

II

26 countries

2002

Infrequent

Inward FDI Performance and Potential Indices

UNCTAD

II

141 economies

1988

Annual

IT Industry Competitiveness Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

66 countries

2007

Annual, 2007–11

ITUC Global Rights Index

International Confederation of Trade Unions

IV

139 countries

2014

Annual

KOF Index of Globalization

EHT Zurich

IV

207 countries

2002

Annual

Latin American Index of Budget Transparency

DFID

I

12 countries

2001

Infrequent

Legatum Prosperity Index

Legatum Institute

IV

142 countries

2010

Annual

LGBT Military Index

Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

IV

103 countries

2014

2014 only

Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index

Carl Linaburg & Michael Maduell

IV

53 sovereign wealth funds

2008

Quarterly

Lisbon Scorecard

Centre for European Reform

IV

27 countries

2001

Annual, 2001–10

Living Planet Index

WWF

IV

3,038 vertebrate species

1998

Biennial

Logistics Performance Index

World Bank

II

160 countries

2007

Biennial

Market Potential Index

Michigan State University-IBC

IV

87 countries

1996

Annual

MCC Country Scorecards

MCC

I

83 countries

2004

Annual

Media Sustainability Index

IREX (with USAID)

I/IV

83 countries

2001

Annual

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Health Rankings

The Commonwealth Fund

IV

11 countries

2004

Irregular

Mothers’ Index

Save the Children

IV

119 countries

2004

2004 only

Multiculturalism Policy Index

Queen's University

IV

21 countries

2006


Coverage: 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010

Multidimensional Poverty Index

UNDP

II

91 countries

1997

Annual

National Biodiversity Index

UNEP, Convention on Biological Diversity

II

191 countries

2001

Annual

Nations in Transit

Freedom House

IV

29 countries

1995

Annual

Networked Readiness Index

World Economic Forum & INSEAD (Cornell University)

IV

148 economies

2001

Annual

NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index

Nuclear Threat Initiative & EIU

IV

25 countries, 151 countries

2012

Biennial

Observer Human Rights Index

The Guardian

IV

100 countries

1999

1999 only

OECD Country Risk Classifications

OECD

II

201 countries, 9 regional financial institutions

1999

Annual

OECD Progress Report

Transparency International

IV

39 countries

2005

Annual

Opacity Index

Milken Institute

IV

48 countries

2001

Annual, 2001–09

Open Budget Index

International Budget Partnership

IV

100 countries

2006

Biennial

Open Data Barometer

World Wide Web Foundation

IV

92 countries

2013

Annual

Passport Index

Arton Capital

III

188 countries & territories

2015


Rolling

Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger

CIDCM

IV

163 countries

2001

Biennial

Pension Sustainability Index

Allianz

III

40 countries

2009

Every 2–3 years

Political Instability Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

205 countries

2007

Biennial, 2007–09

Political Risk Map

AON

III

163 economies

2006

Annual

Political Terror Scale

Reed M. Wood & Mark Gibney

IV

189 countries

Early 1980s

Annual

Polity IV

Center for Systemic Peace

IV

167 countries

1970s

Annual

Pollution-Sensitive Human Development Index

M.C. Lasso de la Vega & A.M. Urrutia

IV

165 countries

2001

2001 only

Programme for International Student Assessment

OECD

II

65 countries & economies

2000

Triennial

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

IEA

IV

49 countries

2001

Quinquennial

Pro-Poor Policy Index

UNDP

II

15 countries

2005

2005 only

Quality of Life Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

111 countries

2005

2005 only

Quality of Living Rankings

Mercer

III

223 cities

2007

Annual

Quality of Official Development Assistance

Center for Global Development

IV

35 donor countries & over 100 aid agencies

2010

Biennial

Real-time Air Quality Index

aqicn.org

IV

Numerous cities

2007

Regular updates

Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index

European Commission

II

125 regions

2013

2013 only

Religious Diversity Index

Pew Research Center

IV

232 countries & territories

2014

--

Reproductive Risk Index

Population Action International

IV

130 countries

2001

Irregular

Resilience Index

FM Global

III

130 countries & territories

2012

Annual

Responsible Competitiveness Index

AccountAbility

III

51 countries

2003

2003 only

Resource Governance Index

Natural Resource Governance Institute

IV

58 countries

2013

2013 only

Rule of Law Index

World Justice Project

IV

102 countries

2011

Annual

Science and Technology Indicators

European Commission

II

15 countries

2001

Annual, 2001–03

Scope and Flexibility of Exceptions to Exclusive Rights Index

Lisbon Council

IV

8 countries

2015

2015 only

Single Market Scoreboard

European Commission

II

31 countries

1997

Semiannual

Social Institutions and Gender Index

OECD

II

108 countries

2009

2009, 2012, 2014

Social Progress Index

Social Progress Imperative

IV

132 countries

2013

Annual

Social Watch Scorecard

Social Watch

IV

210 countries & territories

1999

Annual, 1999–2006

Soft Power Survey

 

Institute for Government & Monocle

IV

40 countries

2010

Annual

Sovereign Ratings

Standard & Poor's

III

127 countries & territories

1916

Rolling

Space Competitiveness Index

Futron

III

15 countries & regions

2008

Annual

Startup Nation Scoreboard

Lisbon Council

IV

28 countries

2016

--

State Fragility Index

Center for Systemic Peace

IV

167 countries

2007

Irregular

Strictness of Employment Protection

OECD

II

45 countries

1999

Annual

Sustainable Governance Indicators

Bertelsmann Stiftung

IV

41 countries

2009

Every 2–3 years

Sustainable Society Index

Sustainable Society Foundation

IV

151 countries

2006

Biennial

Tax Attractiveness Index

Sara Keller & Deborah Schanz

IV

100 countries

2013

2013 only

Tax Misery & Reform Index

Forbes

IV

65 countries

2005

Annual, 2005–09

Technology Achievement Index

UNDP

II

72 countries

2002

2002 only

Telefónica Index on Digital Life

Telefónica

IV

34 countries

2016

--

Terrorism and Political Violence Map

AON

III

200 countries & territories

2004

Annual

Trade and Development Index

UNCTAD

II

123 countries

2005

2005, 2007 only

Trafficking in Persons Report

US Department of State

I

204 countries

2001

Annual

Transition Indicators

EBRD

II

29 countries

1994

Annual

Transnationality Index of Host Economies

UNCTAD

II

74 countries

2003

2003, 2005 only

Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index

World Economic Forum

IV

140 countries

2007

Biennial

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

IEA

IV

63 countries

1995

Quadrennial

UNCTAD FDI Contribution Index

UNCTAD

II

79 countries

2012

Annual

UN E-Government Development Index

UNPACS

II

193 countries

2003

Biennial

UN E-Participation Index

UNPACS

II

193 countries

2003

Biennial

University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index

University of Notre Dame

IV

180 countries

1995

Annual

U.S. Chamber International IP Index

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

III

38 economies

2013

Annual

Visa Restrictions Index

Henley & Partners

III

199 countries

2006

Annual

Water Poverty Index

Peter Lawrence, Jeremy Meigh & Caroline Sullivan

IV

147 countries

2002

2002 only

Wealth of Nations (Triangle) Index

Money Matters Institute/Global Horizon Fund

IV

70 countries

1996

Biannual, 1996–2005

Web Index

World Wide Web Foundation

IV

86 countries

2007

Annual

Welfare Index

Statistics Sweden

I

27 countries

2004

2004 only

Wellbeing Indices

Robert Prescott-Allen

IV

180 countries

2001

2001 only

Where-to-be-born Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

80 countries & territories

1988

Irregular

WJP Rule of Law Index

World Justice Project

IV

99 countries

2010

Annual

Women’s Economic Opportunity Index

Economist Intelligence Unit

IV

128 countries

2010

Biennial

Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Freedom House

IV

18 countries & territories

2005

Last in 2010

World Competitiveness Scoreboard

IMD World Competitiveness Center

IV

60 countries

1989

Annual

World Democracy Audit

World Audit

IV

150 countries

1997

Annual

World Health Report – Health System Rankings

World Health Organization

II

191 countries

2000

2000 only

World Giving Index

Charities Aid Foundation

IV

135 countries

2010

Annual

World Governance Assessment

Overseas Development Institute

IV

10 countries

2000

2000–02, 2005–07

World Happiness Ranking

SDSN

II/IV

156 countries

2012

Annual

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers Rankings

US Department of State

I

170 countries

1971

Irregular

World Misery Index

Steve H. Hanke

IV

108 countries

2011

Annual

World Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders

IV

180 countries

2002

Annual

WorldPR Global Leadership Ranking

Patrick Robertson/WorldPR

IV

213 countries & territories

2013

Annual

World Risk Index

Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft (Alliance Development Works)

IV

171 countries

2011

Annual

World Watch List

Open Doors

IV

50 countries

2002

Annual

Worldwide Governance Indicators

World Bank Institute

II

215 economies

1996

Annual