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Status Index November 19, 2017
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Result Political Transformation  
  Trend in Democratic Development (2001 – 2005)  
  Result Economic Transformation  
  Trend in Economic Development (2001 – 2005)  
    Countries Status Index
Ranking
2006
Ranking
2003
9,55 9,36   9,45 Slovenia 1 2
9,40 9,18   9,29 Estonia 2 6
9,45 9,00   9,23 Czech Republic 3 2
9,35 9,00   9,18 TaiwanMarket-based demo- 4 8
9,40 8,93   9,16 Hungarycracies, consolidated 5 1
9,20 8,93   9,06 Slovakiaor in a process of 6 2
9,25 8,79   9,02 Lithuaniaconsolidation 7 2
8,90 9,07   8,99 South Korea 8 8
9,20 8,61   8,90 Poland 9 7
9,10 8,61   8,85 Chile 10 8
9,10 8,32   8,71 Croatia 11 15
9,40 8,00   8,70 Costa Rica 12 11
9,90 7,43   8,66 Uruguay 13 13
8,30 8,11   8,20 Latvia 14 12
8,58 7,75   8,17 Mauritius 15
8,45 7,50   7,98 Botswana 16 14
8,45 7,50   7,98 Bulgaria 16 18
8,70 7,25   7,98 South Africa 16 16
8,20 7,57   7,89 Romania 19 21
7,90 7,79   7,84 BrazilGood prospects for 20 22
8,70 6,46   7,58 Jamaicaconsolidation of a 21 17
5,35 9,21   7,28 Singaporemarket-based 22 19
6,85 7,68   7,26 Thailanddemocracy 23 23
7,85 6,57   7,21 Argentina 24 25
7,95 6,46   7,21 India 24 29
7,70 6,61   7,15 Namibia 26 20
7,55 6,71   7,13 Mexico 27 24
7,55 6,64   7,10 Panama 28
7,55 6,61   7,08 Macedonia 29 34
7,35 6,64   7,00 El Salvador 30 25
7,90 6,07   6,99 Ghana 31 59
7,10 6,82   6,96 Ukraine 32 44
7,40 6,50   6,95 Serbia and Montenegro 33 29
7,05 6,79   6,92 Turkey 34 25
7,75 5,54   6,64 Senegal 35 35
6,00 7,25   6,63 Sri Lanka 36 37
7,25 5,96   6,61 Albania 37 38
6,80 6,43   6,61 Bosnia-Herzegovina 37 50
6,85 6,29   6,57 Peru 39 38
7,50 5,39   6,45 Madagascar 40 50
6,95 5,86   6,40 Philippines 41 46
7,30 5,43   6,36 Dominican Republic 42 25
7,05 5,54   6,29 Mongolia 43 29
6,10 6,43   6,26 Armenia 44 46
7,60 4,93   6,26 Benin 44 41
4,92 7,50   6,21 Bahrain 46 50
5,70 6,57   6,14 Russia 47 41
5,85 6,36   6,10 ColombiaDeficiencies in terms 48 46
7,35 4,86   6,10 Maliof a market-based 48 29
5,07 7,11   6,09 Malaysiademocracy 50 29
6,75 5,39   6,07 Bolivia 51 35
6,50 5,64   6,07 Zambia 51 50
6,80 5,29   6,04 Honduras 53 41
6,30 5,79   6,04 Indonesia 53 46
6,55 5,46   6,01 Bangladesh 55 45
6,95 5,07   6,01 Mozambique 55 54
6,65 5,11   5,88 Nicaragua 57 54
6,60 5,11   5,85 Paraguay 58 54
5,85 5,79   5,82 Uganda 59 61
6,45 5,11   5,78 Kenya 60 68
6,10 5,36   5,73 Georgia 61 79
5,60 5,82   5,71 Lebanon 62 61
6,20 5,11   5,65 Ecuador 63 38
6,45 4,86   5,65 Tanzania 63 61
6,20 4,89   5,55 Venezuela 65 59
4,18 6,79   5,48 Kazakhstan 66 61
6,05 4,71   5,38 Nigeria 67 90
6,53 4,18   5,36 Niger 68 74
6,12 4,57   5,34 Burkina Faso 69 66
5,65 4,89   5,27 Guatemala 70 54
6,15 4,39   5,27 Sierra Leone 70 105
3,83 6,50   5,17 Tunisia 72 67
6,00 4,29   5,14 Papua New Guinea 73 58
4,10 6,14   5,12 Jordan 74 69
5,40 4,71   5,06 Moldova 75 79
3,20 6,86   5,03 United Arab Emirates 76
6,25 3,54   4,89 MalawiUnfavorable 77 84
4,08 5,43   4,76 Kyrgyzstanpre-conditions for 78 69
4,48 4,75   4,62 Moroccoa market-based 79 61
4,23 4,96   4,60 Rwandademocracy 80 85
3,70 5,39   4,55 Nepal 81 79
3,80 5,21   4,51 Azerbaijan 82 72
3,97 4,96   4,47 Belarus 83 85
3,58 5,29   4,43 Pakistan 84 69
4,23 4,61   4,42 Algeria 85 85
3,05 5,79   4,42 China 85 77
4,10 4,57   4,34 Cambodia 87 74
3,10 5,57   4,34 Vietnam 87 88
4,08 4,54   4,31 Cameroon 89 74
4,12 4,46   4,29 Egypt 90 72
4,28 4,11   4,20 Guinea 91 91
4,17 4,21   4,19 Ethiopia 92 108
3,00 5,00   4,00 Libya 93 88
2,57 5,43   4,00 Saudi Arabia 93 79
3,75 4,21   3,98 Iran 95 77
3,37 4,50   3,93 Cuba 96 91
3,53 4,18   3,86 Chad 97 93
4,07 3,57   3,82 Togo 98 96
3,72 3,93   3,82 Yemen 98 105
3,00 4,25   3,63 Syria 100 96
3,63 3,54   3,58 Burundi 101 100
3,60 3,39   3,50 Tajikistan 102 100
3,13 3,79   3,46 Uzbekistan 103 93
3,38 3,43   3,41 AngolaSerious obstacles 104 105
3,97 2,79   3,38 Zimbabweto a market-based 105 108
2,83 3,86   3,35 Laosdemocracy 106 111
3,35 3,21   3,28 Haiti 107 93
3,32 3,14   3,23 Central African Republic 108 103
2,58 3,82   3,20 Turkmenistan 109 96
2,30 4,04   3,17 Sudan 110 96
2,85 3,43   3,14 Côte d'Ivoire 111 79
2,97 3,07   3,02 Afghanistan 112 115
3,32 2,57   2,94 Eritrea 113 103
2,68 2,89   2,79 Iraq 114 108
3,18 2,39   2,79 Liberia 114 115
2,70 2,64   2,67 North Korea 116 100
2,60 2,64   2,62 Congo, DR 117 114
1,65 2,11   1,88 Myanmar 118 112
1,58 1,14   1,36 Somalia 119 113


Trend-Indicator (2001 – 2005)




progress being made towards a market-based democracy




no significant changes




regression from a marketbased democracy








Status Index

The Status Index’s overall result represents the mean value of the scores for the dimensions “Political Transformation” and “Economic Transformation”. The mean value was calculated using the exact, unrounded values for both these dimensions, which, in turn, were derived from the ratings for the five political criteria (based on 18 indicators) and the seven economic criteria (based on 14 indicators). The table shows rounded scores for political and economic transformation as well as for the Status Index’s overall result. In some cases, therefore, the overall result differs slightly from the mean value.




Political Transformation

The score for ”Political Transformation“ is obtained by calculating the mean value of the ratings for the following criteria:

  • Stateness
  • Political Participation
  • Rule of Law
  • Stability of Democratic Institutions
  • Political and Social Integration




Economic Transformation

The score for ”Economic Transformation“ is obtained by calculating the mean value of the ratings for the following criteria:

  • Level of Socioeconomic Development
  • Organization of the Market and Competition
  • Currency and Price Stability
  • Private Property
  • Welfare Regime
  • Economic Performance
  • Sustainability


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