Saturday, 21 April 2012

India's Ratings across various Indeces

Ease of Doing Business Index 2012- India ranks 132 / 183 nations. This index is prepared by the World Bank

Global Competitiveness Report 2011-12: India is ranked 56 /142 countries, a drop of 5 positions since the last report. This report is published by the World Economic Forum. Switzerland tops the list this year with Singapore in second place. 

Transparency Index/ Corruption Perception Index:   India ranks 95/ 183 countries with a score of 3.1 where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 10 means that a country is perceived as very clean. The index measures the levels of perceived levels of public sector corruption. 

Economic Freedom Index 2012:  India ranks 123/184 countries. Its score is unchanged from last year, with an improvement in labor freedom offset by declining scores in five other areas including business freedom, freedom from corruption, government spending, and monetary freedom. The index was created by 'The Heritage Foundation' and Wall Street Journal. 

Legatum Prosperity Index 2010-11: India is 91/110 countries. The Prosperity Index uses a holistic definition of prosperity to include both material wealth and quality of life.

Global Hunger Index 2011: India is ranked 67 / 81 countries placed below Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Sri Lanka is at 36th, while Pakistan is at 59th position. This index is prepared by IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute).

Environmental Performance Index 2012: India was placed 122 / 132 countries. Its performance was better on protecting its forests (rank 21) and fisheries (39), and on climate change (55). Poorer ratings were given to air quality (132), agriculture (126), and water resources (122). The Index is prepared by Yale and Columbia Universities.

Human Development Index 2011: India ranked 134 /187 countries as per Human Development Report. Education has been the main driver in the improvement of the HDI score.

Gender Inequality Index 2011: India ranks 129/ 187 countries. The GII captures the loss in achievement due to gender disparities in the areas of reproductive health, empowerment, and labour force participation with values ranging from 0 (perfect equality) to 1 (total inequality). The GII value of 0.617 indicates a higher degree of gender discrimination in India compared to countries like China (0.209), Pakistan (0.573), Bangladesh (0.550), Bhutan (0.495), and Sri Lanka (0.419). It is even higher than the global average 0.492.

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