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Index and Rating

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index was developed by the United Nations Development Program as a metric to assess the social & economic development levels of countries

Since : 1990

Founder : Mahbub Ul Haq (Pakistan) Amartya Sen (India)

Factors Consideration

 A long and Healthy life


 Per capita income

For 2016

Norway – 1st

Australia – 2nd

Switzerland – 3rd

India – 131 out of 188 countries

Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a multidimensional statistical tool used to describe the state of countries ‘hunger’ situation

The GHI measures progress and failures in the global fight against hunger. The GHI updated once a year

The Index was adopted and developed by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

For 2016

Argentina – 1st

Bosnia – 2nd

Belarus – 3rd

India – 97th

World Press Freedom Index

The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries complied and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organization’s own assessment of the countries press freedom records in the previous year

For 2017

Norway – 1st

Sweden – 2nd

Finland – 3rd

India – 136 out 180 countries

North Korea – 180th

Global Peace Index

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations and region’s peacefulness

The Index is compiled every year by the Sydney – based think tank institute for Economics and Peace

Since : 2007

For 2017 (11th)

Iceland – 1st

New Zealand – 2nd

Portugal – 3rd

India – 137th out of 163 countries

Syria – 163rd

Corruption Perception Index

Transparancy International (TI) has published the Corruption Perception Index, since 1996, annually ranking countries “by their perceived levels of corruption”, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys

The CPI generally defines corruption as “the misuse of public power for private benefit.

Since : 1996

For 2016

Denmark – 1st (less corruption, almost no)

New Zealan – 2nd

Finaland – 3rd

India – 79th out of 176 countries

North Korea – 176th

World Happiness Index

The World Happiness Index/Report is a measure of happiness published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Main Factors Found To Support Happiness






Good Governance

For 2017

Norway – 1st

Denmark – 2nd

Iceland – 3rd

India – 122 out of 155 countries

Central Africa – 155th

Global Competitiveness Report

The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum

The report “assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. This in turn depends on how productively a country uses available resources.

Since : 2007

Publisher : World Economic Forum (WEF)

For 2016 – 17

Switzerland – 1st

Singapore – 2nd

USA – 3rd

India – 39th out of 138 countries

Yemen – 138th

Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index is an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation.

Since : 2007

Publisher: INSEAD + World Intellectual Property Organization

For 2016:

Switzerland – 1st

Sweden – 2nd

Netherlands – 3rd

India – 60th out of 126 countries

Guinea – 126th

Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Index measures the extent to which countries provide for the social and environmental needs of their citizens.

The Index is published by the non – profit Social Progress Imperative and is based on the writings of Amartya Sen, Douglass North and Joseph Stiglitz

Since : 2014

For 2016:

Finland – 1st

Canada – 2nd

Denmark – 3rd

India – 98th out of 133 coutries

Central African Republic – 133rd

Health Index

By United Nations General Assembly

For 2016

Iceland – 1st

India – 143

World Economic Freedom Index

The World Economic Freedom Index or The Index of Economic Freedom is an annual index and ranking created by The Heritage Foundation and The Wallstreet Journal in 1995 to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world’s nations.

Since : 1995

For 2016

Hongkong – 1st

Singapore – 2nd

New Zealand – 3rd

India – 128 out of 178 countries

North Korea-178

Good Country Index

The Good Country Index measures the hou much each of the 163 countries on the list contribute to the Planet and to the human race through their Policies and behaviours.

Good Country Index is a Biennial Index founded by Somon Anbolt (UK), the Index seeks to measure how countries contribute to the global good.

For 2015

Sweden – 1st

Denmark – 2nd

Netherlands – 3rd

India – 70th out of 163 countries

Syria – 163rd

Global Youth Development Index

The Youth Development Index is a composite index of 18 indicators that collectively measure multi – dimensional progress on youth development in 183 countries, including 49 of the 53 Commonwealth countries.

It has five domains measuring levels of Education Health and well – being Employment and opportunity Political participation Civic participation for young people.

The Youth Development Index is guided by the Commonwealth definition of youth as possible between the ages of 15 and 29.

For 2016

Germany – 1st

Denmark – 2nd

Australia – 3rd

India – 133rd out of 183 countries

Global Gender Gap Index

The Global Gender Gap Index is an Index designed to measure gender equality

The Global Gender Gap Report was first published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum (Geneva)

Since : 2006

Publisher: World Economic Forum (Geneva)

For 2016

Iceland – 1st

Finland – 2nd

Norway – 3rd India – 87th out of 144 countries

Yemen – 144th

Ease of Doing Business Index

The Ease of Doing Business Index is annually released by World Bank in its Ease of Doing Business Report

In this Index, ranking of country is based on index averages the country’s percentile rankings on 10 indicators each having equal weightage.

10 Indicators

Getting Electricity

Dealing with construction permits

Registering property

Protecting Investors

Getting credits

Employing workers

Trading across bordes

Paying taxes

Enforcing contracts

Resolving insolvency

Since : 2004

For 2016 – 17

New Zealand – 1st

Singapore – 2nd

Denmark – 3rd

India – 130th out of 190 countries

Somalia – 190th

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