Indicator database

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    Level of citizens' confidence in EU institutions

    The level of citizens confidence in EU institutions (Council of the European Union, European Parliament and European Commission) is expressed as the share of positive opinions (people who declare that they tend to trust) about the institutions.

    Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

    "the Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption."

    Retrieved from, http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/in_detail, 12.12.2014

    Trust in justice

    The indicator measures the percentage of people who "tend to trust" the justice system.

    Retrieved from, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/cf/showchart_column.cfm?keyID=2196&na..., 12.12.14

    Trust in the police

    The indicator is a direct measure of a poll on public perception on the level of police services. Respondents were asked to share their level of personal trust on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being complete trust and 1 having no trust at all.

    Retrieved, from
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201..., on 08.12.14

    Freedom in the World

    Freedom in the World is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. Published annually since 1972, the survey ratings and narrative reports on 195 countries and 14 related and disputed territories are used by policymakers, the media, international corporations, civic activists, and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide. The Freedom in the World data and reports are available in their entirety on the Freedom House website

    Trust in Institutions 

    The indicator is an aggregate of several indicators: it measures the mean degree of confidence in church, armed forces, press, trade unions, police, parliament, justice system; in each case, confidence is rated on the following scale: a great deal (=4), quite a lot (=3), not very much (=2), none at all (=1).

    Retrieved from,https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/SDESC2.asp?no=4800&search=evs202008&sear..., 12.2014

    Confidence in pulic institutions

    The survey measures the level of confidence of citizens in the National public institutions in Europe.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/151715/National-Governments-Low-Marks.aspx
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Status Index

    "The Status Index, with its two analytic dimensions – one assessing the state of political transformation, the other the state of economic transformation – identifies where each of the 129 countries stand on their path toward democracy under the rule of law and a market economy anchored in principles of social justice."

    "The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) analyzes and evaluates whether and how developing countries and countries in transition are steering social change toward democracy and a market economy."

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating

    Property rights and rule-based governance assess the extent to which private economic activity is facilitated by an effective legal system and rule-based governance structure in which property and contract rights are reliably respected and enforced.
    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IQ.CPA.PROP.XQ
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Regulatory Quality

    Regulatory quality captures perceptions of the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.
    Retrieved from: http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#doc, on 14.01.15

    Voice and Accountability

    Voice and accountability captures perceptions of the extent to which a country's citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media. Source:http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#doc. Accessed 14.01.15

    CPIA quality of budgetary and financial management rating

    Quality of budgetary and financial management assesses the extent to which there is a comprehensive and credible budget linked to policy priorities, effective financial management systems, and timely and accurate accounting and fiscal reporting, including timely and audited public accounts.
    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IQ.CPA.FINQ.XQ
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating (1=low to 6=high)

    Transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector assess the extent to which the executive can be held accountable for its use of funds and for the results of its actions by the electorate and by the legislature and judiciary, and the extent to which public employees within the executive are required to account for administrative decisions, use of resources, and results obtained.

    Business Extent of Disclosure Index

    The disclosure index measures the extent to which investors are protected through disclosure of ownership and financial information. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher values indicating more disclosure. (Description taken from World Bank website: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IC.BUS.DISC.XQ, accessed 8 December 2014)

    Human Rights

    Human rights refer to the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and reaffirmed by UN member states many times since, outlines in detail the basic freedoms to which every person is entitled
    http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Freedom of Expression and Belief

    Freedom of belief is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion (Art. 18, Universal Declaration of Human Rights).

    Retrieved from, https://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world-aggregate-and-subcateg..., 12.12.2014

    Control of corruption

    Control of corruption captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as "capture" of the state by elites and private interests. See: http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#doc
    Accessed 15.01.15

    Government Effectiveness

    Government effectiveness captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government's commitment to such policies. See http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#doc
    Accessed 15.01.15

    Political stability and absence of violence

    Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically-motivated violence, including terrorism. See http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#doc-sources
    Accessed 15.01.15