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BTI Transformation Insights

26 April 2018

Analysis and research on governance, political regimes and economic policies from the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI).

 

Upcoming Elections

Latin America at the Crossroads Ahead of Big Election Year

Latin America’s bumper election year got into gear with a centre-left candidate sweeping to the top in Costa Rica. And with a slew of elections set to follow, experts are asking where the continent is headed. read more

 

Hungary

Election Polls Versus Opinion Polls

There is a very strong probability that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party is going to defend its parliamentary majority in the national elections on Sunday. However, despite a disunited opposition, election laws that strongly favor Fidesz, and a political climate of intimidation and fear, there is nonetheless a minuscule chance for a political upset. read more

ASEAN Summit

Built Upon Non-Interference: Can ASEAN Economic Integration Succeed?

In April 2018, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will host its 32nd summit. The path to economic integration laid down by the foundation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 holds the promise of increasing living standards and growth – but it also presents challenges to the group’s policy of non-interference in member states’ affairs. read more

Elections in Egypt

A Sense of Déjà-vu

Egyptians vote for their next president from March 26-28, 2018. According to the National Election Authority, more than 59 million voters are registered for this election. But do they have a choice? read more

 

BTI 2018

Publication Triggers Fruitful Debates in Many Countries

The Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2018 met with a considerable response in the media in the first weeks following its publication. Most of the reactions were positive and substantive. read more

 

In Our next Newsletter

Mercosur: Crisis-Ridden, Written off and yet Alive

The countries of South America are far too busy with their scandals and crises to promote economic and political integration - it seems. But it is precisely the crises that could give the South American common market a second spring. 

 

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