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Ocean Health Index International - the global coalition against corruption With governments committing huge sums to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from the instability of financial markets to climate change and poverty, corruption remains an obstacle to achieving much needed progress. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem. To address these challenges, governments need to integrate anti-corruption measures in all spheres, from their responses to the financial crisis and climate change to commitments by the international community to eradicate poverty. Notable among decliners over the past year are some of the countries most affected by a financial crisis precipitated by transparency and integrity deficits. Read the ReportDownload French report About this table Click the column headings to sort the table by rank or country.
World Rankings This page contains links to tables, charts and related articles with the most recent world rankings of countries and cities according to leading indexes and indicators. Check back for new rankings and updates of last year’s rankings, as they become available. Country Rankings UNDP Human Development Report (2011) – The UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) measures and ranks a country’s level of development based on three fundamental indicators: income, health and education. Legatum Prosperity Index (2010) – Ranking of countries’ prosperity levels based on eight “foundations for national development:” economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital. City Rankings Global Power Cities Index (2011) – Ranking of the “magnetism” or overall urban competitiveness of 35 of the world’s most influential global cities. Mercer Quality of Living Survey (2010) – Ranking of local living conditions in 420 cities worldwide.
New Global Commission to Put Business at the Centre of Sustainable Development — GCBSD A commission of business, labour and civil society leaders, established by Unilever CEO Paul Polman and former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch-Brown, will highlight the massive rewards to businesses who take a lead in poverty reduction and sustainable development Davos, Switzerland (21 January 2016) – Businesses that join global efforts to end extreme poverty and protect the planet’s finite natural resources can reap great rewards and protect their long-term performance, a proposition that will be tested by a new commission launched today at the World Economic Forum. The Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development will work over the next year to articulate and quantify the compelling economic case for businesses to engage in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: The Global Commission brings together international leaders from business, labour, financial institutions and civil society. Commission members:
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Renewable Energy Attractiveness Indices Aggressive targets, sustained support levels and efforts to open up the market to foreign investors have launched China to the top of the index again. The Government is keen to attract private investment, opening the doors for a wider range of stakeholders to participate in the significant growth still expected across the country’s renewables sector. China already dominates onshore wind and utility-scale solar PV, and is now setting its sights on others, such as offshore wind, tidal and distributed solar. US caught in a jam Meanwhile, congressional gridlock is creating uncertainty for investors and developers, hampering progress in the US. Despite this, the market’s significant investment and deployment potential keeps it in second place. Top ten reshuffle The UK and India switch places to seventh and sixth places respectively. Europe’s ups and downs Spain and Italy, however, fall to 15th and 22nd places, respectively. New market, old news
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