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Status: November 30, 2010

GLOBAL QUALITY RANKINGS 2005-2006 & 2008-2009:


Political Dimension / Political Variables P1-P7
Status: November 20, 2010
Weighting: P1 25% (Political rights: Freedom House);
P2 25% (Civil liberties: Freedom House);
P3 25% (Global Gender Gap Report: World Economic Forum);
P4 10% (Press freedom: Freedom House);
P5 10% (Corruption Perceptions Index: Transparency International);
P6 2.5% (Change of the head of government -- last 13 years, peaceful);
P7 2.5% (Political party change of the head of government -- last 13 years, peaceful).
Source for P1-P7: See specific references to the indicators (political variables).

Political rights (aggregated scores): Freedom House


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(P1)

Civil liberties (aggregated scores): Freedom House


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(P2)

Global Gender Gap Report


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(P3)

Press Freedom: Freedom House


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(P4)

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI): Transparency International (TI)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(P5)
Change(s) of the head of government (last 13 years, peaceful)
averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(P6)

Political party change(s) of the head of government (last 13 years, peaceful)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(P7)

GLOBAL QUALITY RANKINGS 2005-2006 & 2008-2009:


Economy Dimension / Economy Variables E1-E6
Status: November 15, 2010
Weighting: E1 and E2 are weighted each with 25%, all other variables (E3-E6) each with 12.5%.
Source for E1-E6: World Development Indicators online (2010).

GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2005 international $)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(E1)

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(E2)

Central government debt, total (% of GDP)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(E3)

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(E4)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(E5)

Unemployment, youth total (% of total labor force ages 15-24)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(E6)

GLOBAL QUALITY RANKINGS 2005-2006 & 2008-2009:


Environment Dimension / Environment Variables EN1-EN5
Status: November 15, 2010
Weighting: EN1 is weighted with 30%, EN2 with 30%, EN3 with 30%,
all other variables (EN4-EN5) each with 5%.
Source for EN1-EN5: World Development Indicators online (2010).

CO2 emissions (kg per 2005 PPP $ of GDP)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(EN1)

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(EN2)

GDP per unit of energy use (constant 2005 PPP $ per kg of oil equivalent)
averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(EN3)

Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(EN4)

Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (% of total)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(EN5)

GLOBAL QUALITY RANKINGS 2005-2006 & 2008-2009:


Gender Socioeconomic Equality Dimension / Socioeconomic Gender Equality Variables SEGE1-SEGE7
Status: November 15, 2010
Weighting: There are three clusters of variables. Within each clusters, all variables are weighted
equally (not weighted). Each clusters is weighted with 33.33%. These three clusters are: "labor force"
(SEGE1-SEGE2),
"education" (SEGE3-SEGE6) and "life expectancy" (SEGE7).
Source for SEGE1-SEGE7: World Development Indicators online (2010).

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(SEGE1)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(SEGE2)

Primary education, pupils (% female)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(SEGE3)

School enrollment, secondary, female (% gross)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(SEGE4)
School enrollment, secondary, female (% net)
averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(SEGE5)

School enrollment, tertiary, female (% gross)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(SEGE6)

Life expectancy at birth, female (years)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(SEGE7)

GLOBAL QUALITY RANKINGS 2005-2006 & 2008-2009:


Health Dimension / Health Variables H1-H8
Status: November 15, 2010
Weighting: H1 is weighted with 65%, all other variables (H2-H8) each with 5%.
Source for H1-H8: World Development Indicators online (2010).

Life expectancy at birth, total (years)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(H1)

Health expenditure per capita (current US$)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(H2)

Health expenditure, public (% of GDP)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(H3)
Health expenditure, private (% of GDP)
averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(H4)

Hospital beds (per 1,000 people)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(H5)

Physicians (per 1,000 people)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(H6)

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


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(H7)

Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(H8)

GLOBAL QUALITY RANKINGS 2005-2006 & 2008-2009:


Knowledge Dimension / Knowledge Variables K1-K10
Status: November 15, 2010
Weighting: There are three clusters of variables. Within each clusters, all variables are weighted
equally (not weighted). Each clusters is weighted with 33.33%. These three clusters are:
"education" (K1-K4),
"technology" (K5-K8) and "research" (K9-K10).
Source for K1-K10: World Development Indicators online (2010).

School enrollment, secondary (% gross)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K1)

School enrollment, secondary (% net)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K2)

School enrollment, tertiary (% gross)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K3)

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/1.0
low/100.0
(K4)

Telephone lines (per 100 people)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K5)

Internet users (per 100 people)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K6)

Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K7)

Information and communication technology expenditure (% of GDP)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K8)

Research and development expenditure (% of GDP)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K9)

Scientific and technical journal articles (per 1,000 people)


averages for
2005-2006 2008-2009
(estim. 2004) (estim. 2007)
high/100.0
low/1.0
(K10)
with 12.5%.
re weighted