The CPI from Transparency International ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption (based on expert assessments and opinion surveys).
The GPI from Vision of Humanity provides the 2009 ranking for 140 countries regarding peace.
From Freedom House. The index provides an annual survey of media independence in 195 countries and territories.
The Cingranelli-Richards Human Rights Dataset from Binghamton University contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 195 countries.
from the Heritage Foundation. It covers 183 countries across ten specific freedoms such as trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights.
It is a ranking for African countries based on collaborative research from the World Economic Forum, the African Development Bank and the World Bank.
The Ease of Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 181 African economies.
The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) ranks and analyzes how a nation’s environment creates and sustains the competitiveness of enterprises.
Global rankings from UNESCO primary )
- UNDP Human Development Indicators from the 2007-2008 Report
Along with the Human Poverty Index 1 and 2 and the Gender Development index, the Human Development Index (HDI) from UNDP provides a summary of composite indices on human development including life expectancy at birth, the adult literacy rate and the combined gross enrolment ratio (GER) in primary, secondary and tertiary education and the GDP per capita expressed in purchasing power parity (PPP) US dollars.
The Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) was developed by Social Watch as a tool to monitor the evolution of basic social indicators and compare them between and within countries.
From the Center for Global Development rates 22 rich countries on how much they help poor countries build prosperity, good government, and security.
The DARA HRI measures the effectiveness of donors actions
The GHI from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures various aspects of hunger and undernutrition including the proportion of people who are calorie deficient, or undernourished, the prevalence of underweight in children under five and the under-five mortality rate.
is a comprehensive ranking of sub-Saharan African nations according to governance quality.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s index of democracy provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.
The FSI from the Fund for Peace focuses on the indicators of risk and serves to promote greater stability worldwide.
The State Fragility Index and Matrix comprises a 2x4 matrix of indicators (effectiveness and legitimacy indicators for security, governance, economic, and social dimensions of state performance) and composite indices of (il)legitimacy, (in)effectiveness, and state fragility.
The index assesses the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key anti-corruption mechanisms at the national level in a country.
the OBI measures budgets transparency and accountabilty for good governance and poverty reduction purposes.