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Country Performance Indices Map
Indices comparing country performance, organized by public policy and management subject

This site provides a brief summary and commentary on web-based indices created by think tanks and agencies to compare performance of governments on a variety of matters thought to constitute good practice in public policy and management. They are listed alphabetically in Country Performance Indices in Public Policy and ManagementMany are drawn from the lists created by the World Bank through its World Governance Indicators project and from its Actionable Governance Indicators Data Portal and its External Governance Datasets site.


Tools and Skills

 Strategy and Implementation

  Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index

 Economic Analysis

 Quantitative Methods

 Management Sciences



Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  African Governance Report
  Asian Development Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessments
  Comparative Political Data Sets
  Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
  Countries at the Crossroads
  Cross-National Indicators of Liberal Democracy
  Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive
  African Development Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessments
  Democratic Electoral Systems Database
  Freedom in the World Report
  Global Database of Quotas for Women
  Imbrahim Index of African Governance
  Inter-Parliamentary Union Datasets
  Nations In Transit
  Polity Project
  Polyarchy Dataset
  IDEA Voter Turnout Database
  World Audit Annual Report
  World Governance Assessment

 Social and Political Context

  Cingranelli-Richards Human Rights Dataset
  CIVICUS Civil Society Index
  Asian Barometer Survey
  Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  Gallup World Poll
  Gender-Based Development Indices
  Global Barometer Study
  Transatlantic Trends
  UN Social Indicators Report
  Women's Indicators and Statistics Database

 Ethics and Accountability

  Bribe Payers Index
  Corruption Perceptions Index
  Global Accountability Project
  Global Integrity Report
  Opacity Index
  UN Country Assessments of Accountability and Transparency

 Intergovernmental and Global Context

  Correlates of War Project
  Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index
  Global Peace Index
  Uppsala Conflict Data Program
  CIA World Factbook

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

  UN’s Country Assessment in Accountability and Transparency (CONTACT)

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

 Human Resources Management

 Information Management and Technology

 Program and Service Delivery

 Regulatory Policy and Management

  Business Freedom Component of the Index of Economic Freedom
  Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey
  UN Surveys on Crime Trends
  World Competitiveness Yearbook

 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

  European Protest and Coercion Data
  Media Sustainability Index
  Press Freedom Index

Policy Sectors

 Fiscal, Montetary and Tax Policy

  Relative Political Capacity Indicator
  African Economic Outlook
  Economic Freedom of the World Index
  Index of Economic Freedom
  Prosperity Index
  Country Risk Analyst

 International Development

  Commitment to Development Index
  Compendium of Sustainable Development Indicator Initiatives
  Easterly and Devine Dataset
  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Transition Report
  Failed States Index
  Human Development Index
  Political Terror Scale

 Social Policy and Welfare



 Employment, Labour and Immigration

 Cities, Urban and Regional Development

 Regional Development


 Agriculture and Resources

 Science, Technology and Innovation

 Industry, Trade and Investment

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

 Policing and Justice Administration

 Arts and Culture

 Financial Sector and Pensions

 Other Policy Sectors

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