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DataGob Governance Indicators Database
DataGob provides a user-friendly interface for accessing most of the publicly available indicators related to governance. It contains approximately 400 governance indicators produced by 25 different sources for a global sample of countries whose coverage depends on the source. These indicators are produced by multilateral organizations, NGOs, private firms, and academic institutions. They can contribute to the assessment of governance performance, the identification of priority areas for reform
EIU Country Risk Model
Interactive tool for analyzing country credit risk. Measures sovereign debt, currency and banking sector risks.
EIU Country Risk Service
Continuously updated political, economic, and financial risk analysis for 120 countries. Useful for measuring sovereign risk.
EIU Markets Indicators and Forecasts
Data begins in 1990 and forecasts out five years. In addition to social and economic indicators, includes summary measures of economic, market, and political risk. Under "Series" divided into 3 areas: politics, institutions and regulations, country credit risk, and business operations risk.
EIU Risk Briefing
Provides comprehensive timely analysis, forecasts, alerts and background data covering a wide range of risk factors in 150 major markets. Update daily. Useful for measuring operational risk.
Freedom House Country Ratings
"Freedom House is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Founded nearly sixty years ago by Eleanor Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie, and other Americans concerned with the mounting threats to peace and democracy, Freedom House has been a vigorous proponent of democratic values and a steadfast opponent of dictatorships of the far left and the far right." Since 1972, Freedom House has published an annual assessment of the state of freedom by assigning each country and territory the st
Global Competiveness Report.
Recent years can be found at the World Economic forum website. In addition specialized reports on financial development, trade, information technology, travel and tourism, private equity, education, and certain regions of the world can be found at the same website.
World Bank study providing aggregate governance research indicators for almost 213 economies for 1996-2009, for six dimensions of governance: voice and accountability; political stability and absence of violence; government effectiveness; regulatory quality; rule of law; control of corruption.
Index of Economic Freedom
Includes country-by-country analyses on 161 countries and data on trade policy, fiscal burden, governmental intervention, monetary policy, foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market. Published by the Heritage Foundation (a conservative non-partisan think tank) in cooperation with Dow Jones. Data is available free of charge online. Detailed methodology is provided in the print volume along with topical essays. Scores range from 1 to 5
Political risk yearbook online
East Syracuse, N.Y. : PRS Group, 1999-
Transparency International is "the only international non-governmental organisation devoted to combating corruption, brings civil society, business, and governments together in a powerful global coalition." In addition to news and special reports, ongoing surveys on various types of corruption including a global corruption barometer, a bribe payers survey, and a corruption perceptions index.