Project description: Searching for successful strategies of change

There is no guarantee for sucess in change processes to democracy under a rule of law and a market economy equipped with sociopolitical safeguards: stagnation, power struggles and state failure are jeopardizing countries on their complex path of transformation. But there are also encouraging examples of good governance in every world region. Since 2003, the BTI is monitoring where and how change is happening.



scores are rating the status of democracy, market economy and good governance.


Discover them with the help of our interactive visualization tool and in context with 137 detailed country reports.

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The Transformation Index (BTI) is monitoring 137 countries on their way to democracy under the rule of law and a market economy flanked by sociopolitical measures. It is the world's largest study comparing governance in transformation processes.


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