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Global Competitiveness Index

Published by the World Economic Forum  the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity.

Ease of Doing Business Ranking

Created by the World Bank comparing regulations for small and medium sized enterprises for 185 economies.  Use the Find feature in browers.

Measure business regulations for 185 countires from  the World Bank Group.  Contains the same information as above.

Corruption  Perceptions Index

From Transparency International.  The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.

Click Results then VIEW RESULTS TABLE. Use the Find feature in browser to find the ranking of the selected country.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Report Office releases five indexes each year: The Human Development Index (HDI), the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index, the Gender Development Index (GDI), the Gender Inequality Index (GII), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

From United Nations Development Programme.

Freedom in the World

From the Freedom House which is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.


Developed by the Central Intelligence Agency .

Open SELECT A COUNTRY OR LOCATION  box and select a country.

People and Society section includes information on:


Age Structure

Maternal mortality rate

Infant mortality rate

Life expectancy at birth

Total Fertility rate


Literacy (male & female)

Employment rate:

OECD Factbook 2014 is a comprehensive annual statistical publication. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of topics including new indicators on trade in value added and climate change.

Data are provided for all OECD member countries (including area totals), and for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa.


Open Economy Section.  Information includes:


GDP - real growth rate

Population below poverty line

Inflation rate (2011 est.)

Export, Export: commodities

Indicators for Agriculture & Rural Development, Aid Effectiveness, Climate Change, Economy & Growth, Education, Energy & Mining, Environment, Infrastructure, Poverty, Private Sector, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Social Development, Social Protection & Labor, Trade, and Urban Development.

Savings Rate

Enter Household Net Saving Rates in search box to find the table.

Gini Index Pre-Tax and After-Tax

Gini index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country.  Please search:

Click Statistics link on top of screen.

Eneter Gini coefficients.

Select the one titled "Gini coefficients before and after taxes and transers: In the late 2000s".

Note: OCED only provides data for OECD countirees.

Inflation Rate Current

From Trading Economics web site.

From CIA 's publication: The World  Factbook.

From Worldwide Inflation Data.

Inflation Rate 10-Year Average

This website features the current and historic inflation rates for a large number of countries and regions.


Public Sector Employment

From International Labour Office.  Use the Find feature to go to a country.

Database on public sector employment contains statistics for more than 140 countries and territories, on total employment, employment in the private sector, and public sector employment by sex, by type of institutional unit, by level of government and by economic activity.

Public Sector Indebtedness

Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies (data from Quarterly External Debt Statistics and Quarterly Public Sector Debt databases). Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2013, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2022.

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Kaiping Zhang (
Business/Economics Librarian
Created by kzhang on Apr 15, 2013 Last updated Jan 8, 2015
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