Monitoring indices

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The lack of adequate Data is one of the difficulties of the West African markets in terms of establishment of an effective regulation, planning and political decision-making as well as for private investment. Being aware of the situation, and with the strong will to contribute to resolve the deficit, the West Africa Institute assembles and provides available data about West African Countries.



Financial Ranking Index

The Indice reflects the ability and willingness of a  state or city government, to meet its financial obligations in full and on time.

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

The CPI measures the degree to which public sector corruption is perceived to exist in 178 countries around the world.

Doing Business Index (DBI)

DBI represents the simple average of each country's rankings on ten topics covered in the World Bank's Doing Business Report.

Economic Freedom Index (Heritage Foundation)

The index scores 186 nations on 10 broad factors of economic freedom like size of government,  property rights, monetary measures, trade openness and regulation of finance, labor and business, using statistics from the World Bank, IMF, the Economist Intelligence Unit, etc.


Environmental Performance Index

The index ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems.


Infrastructure Development Index

The index provides cross-country data on network infrastructure based on four major components (transport, electricity, ICT, water & sanitation).

Governance Indicators

Control of Corruption (CC)

CC measures the strength and effectiveness of a country’s policy and its institutional framework to prevent and combat corruption.

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

Developed first in the mid-1970s, CPIA measures the extent to which a country’s policy and institutional framework supports sustainable growth and poverty reduction, and consequently the effective use of development assistance. 

Governance Effectiveness (GE)

GE reflects perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation as well as the credibility of the government's commitments.

Regulatory Quality (RQ)

RQ catches the perceptions of the government's ability to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.

IDA Resource Allocation Index (IRAI) - Index 2006 - 2013

IRAI represents the overall country score of the World Bank's annual Country Policy   and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) which rates countries against a set of 16 criteria that are focused on balancing the capture of the key factors that foster growth and poverty reduction, with the need to avoid undue burden on the assessment process.

Political Stability and Absence of Violence (PV) 

PV captures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism.

Political Terror State and Amnesty (PTS)

The PTS measures levels of political violence and terror (state-sanctioned killings, torture, disappearances, and political imprisonment) that a country experiences in a particular year based on a 5-level “terror scale” originally developed by Freedom House.

Rule of Law (RL)

RL reflects perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.

Voice and Accountability (VA) 2006 - 2013

VA capture perceptions of the extent to which a country's citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media.

WEF Global Competitiveness Report (GCR)

The GCR report assesses the ability of countries, using available resources to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens.

Institutional framework

Failed State Index (FSI)

The Failed State Index focuses on governments that are so weak or ineffective that they have little practical control over much of their territory.

Freedom in the World (Rating and Status)

The rate and status of each country measure the degree of democracy and political freedom in each nation, using a broad range of information sources such as foreign and domestic news reports, academic analyses, nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, individual professional contacts, and visits to the region.

Freedom of the press

This index measures the level of freedom and editorial independence enjoyed by the press in nations and significant disputed territories around the world.

Bertelsmann Transformation Index(BTI)

 Every two years, the BTI measures successes and setbacks on the path toward a democracy based on the rule of law and a market economy flanked by sociopolitical safeguards and sound political management by ranking 128 developing and transition countries on a score between 0 (lowest) and 10 (best).

Mo Ibrahim Governance Index (IIAG)

The IIAG is a composite index that provides a statistical measure of governance performance in African countries.

Peace and Security

Heidelberg Conflict Barometer Index 2006 - 2014

Conflict Barometer is annual analysis of the global conflict events. Non-violent and violent crises, wars, coup d’états as well as peace negotiations are observed in it. It presents also each year's developments in the form of texts and graphics.

Global Militarization Index

 The index depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. To do so, it compares military expenditures with gross domestic product (GDP) and health expenditure (as share of its GDP)

Global Peace Index (GPI)

The GPI ranks nations according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace . This includes positive measures of peace such as institutional capacity and resilience, as well as negative measures of peace, defined as 'the absence of violence or fear of violence'.

Social indicators

Gini-Cofficient Index

The Gini-coefficient of inequality is the most commonly used measure of relative income inequality with 0 representing complete inequality (all income/consumption concentrated in one person) and 100 perfect equality.

Human Development Index (HDI)

HDI is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living.

The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)

Focused on social institutions that have an impact on the equality between men and women, (SIGI) is an index designed to measure of gender equality.


Happy Planet Index(HPI)

The HPI measures the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, sustainable lives for their citizens.