Country Performance Indices Database

CountryPerformanceSummaries of online indices that compare national performance on various attributes

This site provides a brief summary and commentary on web-based indices created by think tanks and agencies to compare performance of governments on a variety of matters thought to constitute good practice in public policy and management. Many are drawn from the lists created by the World Bank through its World Governance Indicators project and from its Actionable Governance Indicators Data Portal and its External Governance Datasets site.

African Development Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessments

African Economic Outlook

African Governance Report


Asian Barometer Survey

Asian Development Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessments

Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index

Bribe Payers Index

Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey

Business Freedom Component of Index of Economic Freedom

Cingranelli-Richards Human Rights Dataset

CIVICUS Civil Society Index

Commitment to Development Index

Comparative Political Data Sets

Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

Compendium of Sustainable Development Indicator Initiatives

Correlates of War Project

Corruption Perceptions Index

Countries at the Crossroads

Country Risk Analyst

Cross-National Indicators of Liberal Democracy

Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive

Dataset of Labor Rights Violations

Democratic Electoral Systems Database

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Easterly and Devine Dataset

Economic Freedom of the World Index


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Transition Report

European Crime and Safety Survey

European Protest and Coercion Data

Failed States Index

Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index

Freedom In The World Report

Gallup World Poll

Gender-Based Development Indices

Global Accountability Project

Global Barometer Study

Global Database of Quotas for Women

Global Integrity Report

Global Peace Index

Human Development Index

IMF Government Finance Statistics

Index of African Governance

Index of Economic Freedom

Institutional Profiles Database

Inter-Parliamentary Union Databases


Legatum Prosperity Index

Media Sustainability Index

Nations in Transit Survey

Opacity Index

Political Terror Scale

Polity Project

Polyarchi Dataset

Press Freedom Index

Prosperity Index

Relative Political Capacity

Transatlantic Trends

UN Social Indicators

UN Surveys on Crime Trends

UN’s Country Assessment in Accountability and Transparency (CONTACT)

Uppsala Conflict Data Program

Urban Governance Index

Voter Turnout Database

Women’s Indicators and Statistics Database

World Audit Annual Report

World Factbook

World Governance Assessment

World’s Competitiveness Yearbook

Page created by: Ian Clark, based primarily on the research assistance work of Madina Junussova in 2013, last modified 6 March 2017.

Image: GCN, State Department wants a website for country performance analytics, at, accessed 15 December 2015.