Indicator Descriptions

1. Governance

Indicator Name

Indicator Description

Indicator Source

Freedom of the Press

Press freedom

Freedom House

Government Effectiveness

Government effectiveness, point estimate

World Governance Indicators

Level of Corruption

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

Transparency International

Level of Democracy

POLITY2 - Net Democracy/Autocracy score

Polity IV

Level of Participation in International Political Organisations

Number of organizations in which the country is a member

CIA World Factbook

Percentage of Female Parliamentarians

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament (%)

World Development Indicators

Permanence of Regime Type

DURABLE - Number of years since last regime change

Polity IV

Refugees Hosted

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

World Development Indicators - UNHCR

Restrictions on Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties Index

Freedom House, Annual Survey of Freedom

Restrictions on Political Rights

Political Rights Index

Freedom House, Annual Survey of Freedom

Rule of Law

Rule of law, point estimate

World Governance Indicators

Voice and Accountability in Decision-making

Voice and accountability, point estimate

World Governance Indicators

2. Economics

Indicator Name

Indicator Description

Indicator Source

Economic Growth - Percentage of GDP

GDP Growth %

World Development Indicators

Economic Size - Relative - GDP per capita

GDP per capita (constant 2005 US $)

World Development Indicators

Economic Size - Total - GDP

GDP (constant 2005 US $)

World Development Indicators

External Debt - Percentage of GNI

Present value of debt (% of GNI)

World Development Indicators

FDI - Percentage of GDP

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)

World Development Indicators

Foreign Aid - Percentage of Central Government Expenditures

Net ODA received (% of central government expenses)

World Development Indicators

Foreign Aid - Total per capita

Net ODA received per capita (current US $)

World Development Indicators

Inflation

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)

World Development Indicators

Informal Economy - Black Market

Index of Economic Freedom

Heritage Foundation

Informal Economy - Ratio of PPP to GDP

PPP (current international $)/ GDP (current US $)

Calculated by CIFP from World Development Indicators

Infrastructure - Reliability of Electricity Supply

Electric power transmission and distribution losses (% of output)

World Development Indicators

Infrastructure - Telephone Mainlines per capita

Telephone mainlines (per 100 people)

World Development Indicators

Internet Usage per capita

Internet users (per 100 people)

World Development Indicators

Paying Taxes

Paying taxes rank

World Bank: Ease of Doing Business indicators

Regulatory Quality

Regulatory quality, point estimate

World Governance Indicators

Remittances Received - percentage of GDP

Personal remittances, received (% of GDP)

World Development Indicators, Calculated by CIFP

Reserve Holdings - Total

Total reserves (includes gold, current US $)

World Development Indicators

Trade Balance - Percentage of GDP

Current Account Balance (% of GDP)

World Development Indicators

Trade Openness - Percentage of GDP

Trade (% of GDP)

World Development Indicators

Unemployment - Total

Unemployment, total (% of total labour force)

World Development Indicators

Women in the Labour Force

Labour force, female (% of total labour force)

World Development Indicators

3. Security & Crime

Indicator Name

Indicator Description

Indicator Source

Conflict intensity

Annual sum for INT (intensity) variable

UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset

Dependence on External Military Support

Intervention of other states or external actors (I-12))

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index

Human Rights - Empowerment

Empowerment Rights Index

CIRI Human Rights Index

Human Rights - Physical Integrity

Physical Integrity Rights Index

CIRI Human Rights Index

Military Expenditure - Percentage of GDP

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

World Development Indicators

Political Stability

Political stability/no violence, point estimate

World Governance Indicators

Refugees Produced

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

World Development Indicators

Risk of Ethnic Rebellion

Number of battle-related deaths for 'internal' and 'international internal' conflicts

UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset

Terrorism - Number of Fatalities

Total number of fatalities during recorded terrorist attacks per year

Global Terrorism Database

Terrorism - Number of Incidents

Total number of recorded terrorist attacks per year

Global Terrorism Database

4. Human Development

Indicator Name

Indicator Description

Indicator Source

Access to Improved Water

Improved water source (% of population with access)

World Development Indicators

Access to Sanitation

Improved sanitation facilities (% of population with access)

World Development Indicators

Education - Primary Completion - Female

Primary completion rate, female (% of relevant age group)

World Development Indicators

Education - Primary Completion - Total

Primary completion rate, total (% of relevant age group)

World Development Indicators

Education - Primary Enrolment - Total

School enrollment, primary (% gross)

World Development Indicators

Education - Primary Enrolment - Ratio of Female to Male

Ratio of female to male primary enrolment

World Development Indicators

Food Security

Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population)

FAOSTAT

Gender Inequality

Gender Inequality Index

UNDP HDR

Health Infrastructure - Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP

Health expenditure, total (% of GDP)

World Development Indicators

HIV/AIDS - Percentage of Adult Females Infected

Female adults with HIV (% of population ages 15+ with HIV)

World Development Indicators

HIV/AIDS - Proportion of Adult Population Infected

Prevalence of HIV, total (% of population ages 15-49)

World Development Indicators

Human Development Index

Human Development Index

UNDP HDR

Infant Mortality

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births)

World Development Indicators

Literacy - Total

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

World Development Indicators

Literacy - Female

Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above)

World Development Indicators

5. Demography

Indicator Name

Indicator Description

Indicator Source

Life Expectancy - Female

Life expectancy at birth, female (years)

World Development Indicators

Life Expectancy - Total

Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

World Development Indicators

Migration - Estimated Net

Net migration per year

World Development Indicators

Population Density

Population density (people per sq. km)

World Development Indicators

Population Growth

Population growth (annual %)

World Development Indicators

Slum Population - Proportion of Population

Slum population in urban areas/urban population

UN Data

Urban Growth Rate

Urban population growth (annual %)

World Development Indicators

Youth Bulge

Population ages 0-14 (% of total)

World Development Indicators

Population Diversity - Ethnic

Score calculated by CIFP

CIA World Factbook and Levinson (1998)

Population Diversity - Religious

Score calculated by CIFP

CIA World Factbook and Levinson (1998)

6. Environment

Indicator Name

Indicator Description

Indicator Source

Arable/Fertile Land Availability

Arable land (hectares per person)

World Development Indicators

Consumption - Commercial Energy Consumption per capita

Commercial and public services consumption (per capita)

IEA Energy Balances reports (OECD and non-OECD)

Consumption - Energy Use per capita

Energy use per capita (kt of oil equivalent)

World Development Indicators

Energy Intensity

Energy use per $1,000 GDP (constant 2005 PPP)

World Development Indicators

Consumption - Use of Solid Fuels

Population using solid fuels

UN Data

Disaster Risk

World Risk Index

United Nations University

Environmental Performance

Environmental Performance Index

Yale Environment Performance Index

Forest - Annual Percentage Change in Area

Percentage annual change in area

World Development Indicators

Pollution - CO2 Emissions per capita

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)

World Development Indicators

Pollution - CO2 Emissions per Dollar PPP

CO2 emissions (kg per 2005 PPP $ of GDP)

World Development Indicators

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