Global Benchmarks: Comprehensive Measures of Development

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Chapter 6
COUNTRY WEBS

This chapter presents development web scores and accompanying analysis for 100 countries. Initially, 108 countries were rated under the web model. However, owing to the lack of data and information, it is not possible to compute meaningful vector scores and construct development webs for eight countries: Bahrain, Bhutan, Cyprus, Iraq, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates.

Countries are listed alphabetically below. For each country, a table indicates its scores on the six development progress vectors, along with those of its region or grouping. Web diagrams depict several sets of vector scores: the country's scores, the highest scores achieved by any country for each vector, the maximum achievable score (100 for each vector), and world average scores. In this way individual countries can be benchmarked against a range of standards: region or grouping, best practice, and world average.

Each country's development web is accompanied by a discussion of its conditions and how they are related to its vector scores. For brevity, the discussion is divided into three substantive sections: "economic development" covers the economic performance and competitive foundations vectors; "social development and the environment" addresses performance in the health, education, and environment vectors; and the third section is devoted to the democracy and freedom vector.

A wide range of sources have contributed to the descriptive assessments. Information on the economic development of individual countries is drawn primarily from the following (see the reference list at the end of the book for details): Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Outlook 1995 and 1996; Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU Country Reports; and World Bank, Adjustment in Africa: Lessons from Country Case Studies, The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy, and Trends in Developing Economies.

Sources for the descriptions of social developments include Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators and The Reform of Health Care Systems: A Review of Seventeen OECD Countries; Pan American Health Organization, Health Conditions in the Americas; and World Bank, Trends in Developing Economies.

Discussions of environmental conditions are primarily drawn from World Bank, Trends in Developing Economies; and World Resources Institute, 1994 Information Please Environmental Almanac.

Descriptions of political conditions, levels

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Contents xi
  • Chapter 1 a New Focus on Development 1
  • Chapter 2 the Development Web 9
  • Chapter 3 Research Background for Model Development 13
  • Chapter 4 Methodology and Country Rating System 25
  • SUMMARY 39
  • Chapter 5 Summary Findings 41
  • Chapter 6 Country Webs 79
  • Appendix A - SUMMARY OF VECTOR SCORES 283
  • Appendix B - WEIGHTED VECTOR SCORES 291
  • Appendix C SCORING SYSTEM FOR VECTORS 333
  • Appendix D WEIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR VECTORS 341
  • References 345
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