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
2020 43 https://rsf.org/en/taiwan
2019 42
2018 42
2017 45
2016 51

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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
2020 20 http://www.li.com/programmes/prosperity-index
2019 20
2018 24
2017 -
2016 -
2015 21

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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
2020 11 https://worldcompetitiveness.imd.org/countryprofile/TW
2019 16
2018 17
2017 14
2016 14

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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
2020 37 https://www.visionofhumanity.org/maps/#/
2019 37
2018 37
2017 40
2016 40

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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
2019 48 https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/publications/2019-publications/caf-world-giving-index-10th-edition 
2018 64
2017 52
2016 50
2015 35

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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
2020 40 https://epi.yale.edu/
2019 23
2018 69
2017 46
2016 29

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Doing Business : 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
2020 15 https://www.doingbusiness.org/en/doingbusiness
2019 13
2018 15
2017 11
2016 11

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International E-Government Ranking

The 2015-19 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
2019 11 https://idg-waseda.jp/ranking.htm
2018 9
2017 10
2016 10
2015 17

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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
2020 20 https://www.imd.org/wcc/world-competitiveness-center/
2019 20
2018 27
2017 23
2016 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
2021 63 https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings.jsp?title=2021
2020 134
2019 98
2018 82
2017 52

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