Country rankings


A.T. Kearney
FDI confidence index, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies / BOP Consulting / Mayor of London
World Cities Culture Report and Data, Nov.  2018  (published every 3 years) (Not published in 2021)


World wealth report, 2021


Country risk ratings, Aug. 2021

Control Risks

Riskmap, 2022

Big Mac index, Feb. 2022 (published in January/February and July)

Glass-ceiling index, Mar. 2022

Economist Intelligence Unit
Democracy index 2021, Feb. 2022 (free registration required)

Global liveability index, 2021 (free registration required)

Inclusive Internet Index, March 2021

Worldwide cost of living summary, Nov. 2021 (free registration required) (See also top ten map)

Ernst & Young

Renewable energy country attractiveness index , May 2021

Country risk index (INSEAD users: login required)

Fraser Institute

Economic freedom of the world, Sept. 2021

Freedom House
Freedom in the world, 2022
Freedom on the net, 2021

Fund for Peace
Fragile States Index, 2021

Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2021/22, May 2021 (see also full report)

Heritage Foundation
Index of economic freedom, 2022

World competitiveness rankings, 2021

Global information technology report (GITR) - last edition 2016, see Network readiness index
Global innovation index (GII), Sept. 2021

Global talent competitiveness index (GTCI), Oct. 2021

Network readiness index (NRI) /Portulans Institute, 2021

ITU - International Telecommunication Union
ICT indicators by country - excel - interactive (latest available)


Cost of living - city ranking, 2021 (free registration required)

Quality of living - city ranking, 2019 (not ranked in 2020 or 2021)

Michigan State University

Market potential index for emerging markets, June 2021


Better life index: comparing well-being in OECD countries, 2020 (based on the How's Life? Measuring Well-Being report, published every 2 years)

PISA education ranking, 2018 - published Dec. 2019 See also comparison map (published every 3 years - next ed. scheduled for 2022)

Reporters Without Borders

World press freedom index, 2021

Startup Genome
Global startup ecosystem ranking, Jan. 2022
TMF Group
Global business complexity index, 2021 (free registration required)

Transparency International
Corruption perceptions index 2021

United Nations
Human development index, 2020 (Not updated in 2021)

World happiness report, March 2022

World Bank
Business environment indicators (Enterprise surveys) N.B. Dates vary by country

Doing business, 2020 (Ceased with this ed.; see alternative World Bank indicators)
Worldwide governance indicators 2021, Sept. 2021

World Economic Forum
Global gender gap report 2021, Mar. 2021
Global competitiveness report 2020, Dec. 2020 (Not updated in 2021)

Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy/ Columbia CIESIN

Environmental Performance Index,  Jan. 2020 (Not updated in 2021)


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