Tools

Full List of Indices

Underlying Risk Indices

Control of Corruption (WGI)

Published annually by the World Bank, the Control of Corruption Index reflects perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as “capture” of the state by elites and private interests.

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), published annually, ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople.

Fragile States Index

The Fragile States Index is an annual ranking of countries based on their levels of stability and the destabilising pressures they face. The Index is based on the Fund for Peace’s proprietary Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST) analytical platform. The index assesses states’ vulnerability to conflict or collapse according to 12 social, economic and political indicators.

Global Peace Index

The Global Peace Index measures 163 countries’ peacefulness using a broad range of 23 indicators that show the extent to which a country is involved in domestic and international conflict, as well as the level of harmony or discord within a nation.

Government Effectiveness (WGI)

Published annually by the World Bank, the Government Effectiveness index reflects perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to such policies.

Heidelberg Conflict Barometer

The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research’s (HIIK) annually published Conflict Barometer grades countries based on the intensity of sub-national, national or international conflict they are currently experiencing, according to publicly available data.

ITUC Global Rights Index

The ITUC Global Rights Index is published annually and documents violations of internationally recognised collective labour rights by governments and employers. A country that scores poorly for labour rights violations is more likely to have issues with forced labour or child labour, and to exhibit human rights abuses, more broadly, within workplaces.

Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism (WGI)

Published annually by the World Bank, the Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism index measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically-motivated violence, including terrorism.

Regulatory Quality (WGI)

Published annually by the World Bank, the Regulatory Quality index reflects perceptions of the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.

Rule of Law (WGI)

Published annually by the World Bank, the Rule of Law index reflects perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.

The Human Freedom Index

The Human Freedom Index is co-published annually by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, and measures the degree of human freedom in the world’s nations. It seeks to gauge the extent to which a country respects civil rights, and the extent to which its citizens have the ability to hold authorities accountable for their conduct.

Voice and Accountability (WGI)

Published annually by the World Bank, the Voice and Accountability index reflects perceptions of the extent to which a country’s citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media. This methodology is used to determine if a country’s citizens have the ability to hold authorities accountable for their conduct.

Yale Environmental Performance Index

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) uses 32 performance indicators across 11 issue categories to rank 180 countries on environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy targets. According to the publishers of the EPI, the ranking indicates which countries are best addressing the environmental challenges that every nation faces.