Compilation of economy-related country rankings

Country rankings related to economic systems, socio-economic development and business environments covering the post-Soviet region since 1992 (or earliest available dates)

Version 1.0, published: March 6, 2021

Open Access

Heiko Pleines

Heiko Pleines (2021): Compilation of economy-related country rankings, v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/365F23BA-B8DD-42D7-AC95-5C7B7A42E7C6>.


This data collection aims to include all global country rankings related to economic systems, socio-economic development and business environments, including issues of globalisation, sustainability and equal opportunity, which:
• Assign scores in the form of numbers,
• Are based on an elaborated methodology which is documented,
• Include countries of the post-Soviet region,
• Are published regularly covering a period of several years since the end of the Soviet Union, i.e. since 1992.
For all rankings which fulfil the selection criteria the general or total scores for all countries and territories of the post-Soviet region since 1992 (as available) have been included in this data collection.
The scores provided by the original source have been copied into this data collection without any changes to the values. Later revisions of earlier data have been incorporated into this dataset.


Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Moldova Russia Tajikistan Turkmenistan Ukraine Uzbekistan


Economic System Socio-Economic Development Globalisation Economic Competitiveness Business Environment Sustainability Business Innovation Equal Opportunity

Language of data



Business Studies Development Studies Economics Gender Studies

Methods of data collection

Desk Research

Methods of data analysis

Descriptive Statistics Index Construction