Social Stability
World Press Freedom Index

The Reporters Without Borders releases the World Press Freedom Index, an annual ranking of countries based on assessment of the countries' press freedom records in the previous year. This index reflects the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations, and internet citizens enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by the authorities to respect and ensure respect for this freedom.

Year Ranking Information Source
2015 51 https://rsf.org/en/taiwan
2014 50
2013 47

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Legatum Prosperity Index

The Legatum Prosperity Index is an annual ranking of nations by the international think tank Legatum Institute. The ranking is based on a variety of factors including economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital.

Year Ranking Information Source
2015 21 http://www.li.com/programmes/prosperity-index
2013 22

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World Competitiveness

The Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development publishes annually the World Competitiveness Yearbook, ranking the competitiveness of nations based on their economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure.

Year Ranking Information Source
2016 14 https://worldcompetitiveness.imd.org/countryprofile/TW
2015 11
2014 13

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Global Peace Index

The Global Peace Index is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace on an annual basis, ranking countries and regions around the world according to their peacefulness. The index measures global peace by using indicators of three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarization.

Year Ranking Information Source
2016 41 http://static.visionofhumanity.org/sites/default/files/GPI%202016%20Report_2.pdf
2015 35
2014 32

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World Giving Index

The World Giving Index is an annual report released by the Charities Aid Foundation, measuring how charitable countries are by asking their people if they undertake charitable acts. These acts include helping a stranger, donating money to a charity, and volunteering one’s time to an organization.

Year Ranking Information Source
2015 35 https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/publications/2015-publications/world-giving-index-2015
2014 47
2013 52

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Environmental Performance Index

The Environmental Performance Index is produced by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The index marks the environmental performance of a state's policies, using indicators grouped into 9 main issues categories: health impacts, air quality, water and sanitation, water resources, agriculture, forests, fisheries, biodiversity and habitat, and climate and energy.

Year Ranking Information Source
2016 69 http://epi.yale.edu/sites/default/files/EPI2016_FINAL%20REPORT.pdf
2012 29

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Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labor market regulation.

Year Ranking Information Source
2017 11 http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2017

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International E-Government Ranking

The 2014 ranking, which marks the tenth anniversary of the Waseda E-Government ranking, incorporates several changes on evaluation framework compared to the previous years. To assess and evaluate the details of e-government preparedness and to align with new trends in e-government, two new indicators have been added to the ranking: “Open Government Data” and “Cyber Security”, which makes the total indicators to 9 items with 33 sub-indicators.Original 7indicators are [Network] [Management] [Online service] [Home page] [GCIO] [Promotion] [Digital Inclusion]

Year Ranking Information Source
2014 18 http://www.e-gov.waseda.ac.jp/ranking2014.htm

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IMD World Talent Ranking

The International Institute for Management Development releases annually the World Talent Report, ranking countries according to 3 major factors: investment and development, appeal, and readiness. The ranking is aimed to assess the extent to which countries develop, attract and retain talent to sustain the talent pool available for enterprises operating in those economies.

Year Ranking Information Source
2015 23 http://www.imd.org/uupload/IMD.WebSite/Wcc/NewTalentReport/Talent_2015_web.pdf
2014 27
2013 23

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Quality of Life Index

The Quality of Life Index is a survey published by the online database Numbeo to estimate the overall quality of life, using indicators such as purchasing power, pollution, house price to income ratio, cost of living, safety, health care, traffic commute time, and climate.

Year Ranking Information Source
2016 63 http://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings.jsp?title=2016
2015 67
2013 55

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Expat Explorer Survey

The Expat Explorer Survey is an annual report by HSBC, surveying expats around the world and scoring nations based upon economic, experience, and family factors. The main purpose of this survey is to provide more accurate information for people who intend to move and work abroad.

Year Ranking Information Source
2016 Taipei: 14 https://www.expatexplorer.hsbc.com/
2015 Taipei: 8
2014 Taipei: 8

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Where-to-be-born Index

The Where-to-be-born Index (previously called the Quality-of-life Index) in a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, attempting to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead. The index ranks countries in the world based on life-satisfaction surveys and other factors that determine the quality of life.

Year Ranking Information Source
2013 14 http://www.economist.com/news/21566430-where-be-born-2013-lottery-life

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