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To compare and evaluate development and transformation processes around the world and communicate the findings in the form of rankings that document the quality of each country’s democratic structures, market economy and transformation management. To develop strategies to steer transformation in selected nations and regions. To advise individual and institutional agents of transformation and development.

Project start date: January 1, 2002

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Taking Stock of the "Arab Spring"

New publication of the Bertelsmann Stiftung on political change in the Middle East and North Africa and its consequences for the European Neighbourhood Policy

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Washington, DC - 17/04/2012

Blueprint for an International Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency (INCRA)

In light of the intense criticism leveled against credit rating agencies for their perceived failure to analyze adequately sovereign creditworthiness, the Bertelsmann Foundation has developed a blueprint for an international non-profit credit rating agency (INCRA), whose rating criteria are designed to increase credibility and international acceptance.

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Photo: Kuzma / iStockphoto Berlin / Gütersloh - 22/03/2012

Democracy Not Advancing Around the Globe

Political freedoms are increasingly being curtailed in many countries around the globe. The situation has worsened in particular in many southeastern and eastern European states, as well as in Latin America. Moreover, despite many successes in overcoming the global financial and economic crisis, socioeconomic conditions in more than half of the world’s less-developed nations are inadequate.

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Focus areas

Transformation Index (BTI)

Click here for in-depth information on the overall and detailed findings of the Transformation Index (BTI), along with individual reports on 128 countries.

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Transformation Index BTI 2012

Transformation Index BTI 2012

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BTI 2012 – Questions & Answers

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Democracy in danger – BTI 2012

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