Mongolia Scorecard

Global indices seem to be gaining in popularity, at least they appear more and more often in the press. This seems to be motivated by a desire to communicate some characteristics of countries, cities, companies, university, and brands on a common scale.

Naturally, Mongolia is included in most indices that rank countries on some aspect of their performance. Mongolia’s ranking rarely makes the headlines except for when it makes a significant move up or down in a ranking.

Having grown curious about these rankings, we are now attempting to trace Mongolia’s performance in these rankings and will add overtime performance in the future.

Below, we list the name of relevant indices, Mongolia’s score, Mongolia’s ranking and comments (if any) about the methodology or other noteworthy information.

Bertelsmann Stiftung & Sustainable Development Solutions Network: SDG Index
2016 Rank 84 (of 149)
2016 Score 58.06
Source: http://sdgindex.org/data/index/

Bertelsmann Stiftung: Transformation Index
2016 Rank 30 (Political Transformation), 53  (Economic Transformation), 36 (Status Index), 35 (Management Index) (of 129)
2014 Rank 34 (Pol Transform), 59 (Econ Transform), 40 (Status Index), 23 (Mgmnt Index)  (of 129)
2012 Rank 39 (Democracy), 71 (Market Economy), 51 (Status), 34 (Management Index) (of 128)
Source: http://www.bti-project.org/en/reports/country-reports/country-reports/itc/MNG/

Charities Aid Foundation: World Giving Index
2015 Rank (52 of 145)
2015 Sub-Category Rankings Helping a Stranger 103 | Donating Money 37 | Volunteering Time 23 (of 145)
Source: http://www.cafonline.org/worldgivingindex

ETH Zürich Konjunkturforschungsstelle: KOF Index of Globalization
2016 Rank 90 (of 207) | 2015 Rank 84 | 2014 Rank 92 | 2013 Rank 85
2016 Rank in Subindices Econ 41, Social 157, Pol 86
2016 Score 56.4 (from 1 to 100) | 2015 Score 57.6  | 2014 Score 55.7 | 2013 Score 57.3
Source: http://globalization.kof.ethz.ch/

Forbes: Best Countries for Doing Business
2015 Rank 64 (of 144) | 2014 Rank 63 (of 146) | 2013 Rank 54 (of 145) | 2012 Rank 64 (of 141)
Substantial Deterioration in 2014: Trade Freedom, Monetary Freedom, Technology
Source: http://www.forbes.com/places/mongolia/

Fraser Institute: Economic Freedom in the World
2014 Rank 45 (of 157) | 2013 Rank 60 (of 157) | 2012 Rank 77 (of 152) | 2011 Rank 68 (of 152) | 2010 Rank 69 (of 144)
2014 Score  (7.39 of 10) | 2013 Score 7.19 (of 10) | 2012 Score 6.98 | 2011 Score 7.06 | 2010 Score 7.01
Source: http://www.freetheworld.com/index.php

Fraser Institute: Survey of Mining Companies
Mineral potential assuming current regulations 2013 Rank 90 (of 112) | 2012-13 79 (of 96) | 2011-12 Rank 47 (0f 93)
Mineral potential assuming current regulations 2013 Score 0.22 | 2012-13 0.27 | 2011-2012 Score 44
Policy Perception 2013 Rank 110 (of 122) | 100 (of 112) | 2012-2013 84 (of 96) | 2011-2012 78 (of 93)
Policy Perception Score 2014 17.11 |  2013 16.1 | 2012-2013 17.9 | 2011-2012 19.5
Note: Based on survey of mining executives
Source: http://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/natural-resources

Freedom House: Freedom in the World
2017 “Free”, Civil Liberties 2, Political Rights 1, Aggregate Score: 85 | 2016 “Free” Civil Libs 2, Pol Rights 1, Agg Score: 86 | 2015 “Free” Civil Libs 2, Pol Rights 1, Agg Score: 86 | 2014 “Free” Civ Libs 2, Pol Rights 1, Agg Score: 86| 2013 “Free” (2.0), Civ Libs 2, Pol Rights 2
Source: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2017/mongolia

Freedom House: Freedom of the Press
2016 Score 37 (1-100, 100 = worst), “partly free”, Legal Envmt 13/30, Pol Envmt 12/40, Econ Envmt 12/30  | 2015 Score 37, “partly free” | 2014 Score 36: Legal Envmt 13/30, Pol Envmt 12/40, Econ Envmt 12/30
Source: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/freedom-press-2015

Fund for Peace: Fragile States Index
2016 128 (of 178) | 2015 Rank 129 (of 178) | 2014 Rank 129 (of 178) | 2013 Rank 129 (of 178) | 2012 Rank 129 (of 177)
2016 Score 57 | 2015 Score 57 | 2014 Score 58.1 | 2013 Score 57.8 | 2012 Score 58.7
Source: http://fsi.fundforpeace.org/

Heritage Foundation: Index of Economic Freedom
2015 Rank 96 (of 178) | 2014 Rank 97 (of 178) | 2013 Rank 75 (of 177) | 2012 Rank 81
2015 Score 59.2 | 2014 Score 58.9 | 2013 61.7 | 2012 61.5
Source: http://www.heritage.org/index/country/mongolia

International Budget Partnership: Open Budget Index
2015 Score 51 (out 100) = “Government of Mongolia provides the public with limited budget information”
Public participation 19/100 (weak) | Budget oversight by legislature 70/100 (adequate) | Budget oversight by auditor 92/100 (adequate)
2012 Score 51 (out of 100)

International Energy Agency: Energy Development Index
2011 Rank 17 (of 80)
2011 Score 0.55
Source: http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/resources/energydevelopment/theenergydevelopmentindex/

International Food Policy Research Institute: Global Hunger Index
2014 Rank 19 (of 76) | 2013 Rank 24 (of 130)
2016 Score 13. 8 = moderate | 2014 Score 9.6 = moderate | 2013 Score 10.8 = serious
Source: http://www.ifpri.org/publication/2014-global-hunger-index

Inter-Parliamentary Union: e-Parliament Index
2016 Rank 25 (of 113)
2016 Score 53 %
Source: http://wepc2016.org/en/wepr2016

KPMG: Change Readiness Index
2015 Rank 77 (of 127)
2015 Strenghts: Security, labour market, food & energy security | Opportunities: Informal sector, infrastructure, economic diversification.
Source: https://home.kpmg.com/xx/en/home/services/change-readiness-index-tool.html?countryCode=MN&year=2015

Legatum Institute: Legatum Prosperity Index
2016 Rank 76 (of 149) | 2015 Rank 59 (of 142) | 2014 52 (of 142) | 2013 57 | 2012 59 | 2011 60 | 2010 60
Source: http://www.prosperity.com/#!/ranking

Maplcroft: Global Political Risk Atlas
2013 Rank 101 (of 197)
2013 Score medium
Source: http://maplecroft.com/about/news/pra_2013.html

Martin Prosperity Institute, Univ of Toronto: Global Creativity Index
2015 Rank 81 (of 139)
2015 Score 0.37
Source: http://martinprosperity.org/media/Global-Creativity-Index-2015.pdf (PDF)

University of Notre Dame: Global Adaptation Index
2014 Rank 69 (of 180)
2014 Score 55.6 (vulnerability: 0.41; readiness 0.52)
Source: http://index.gain.org/

Open Data Watch: Open Data Inventory (ODIN)
2016 Rank 23 (of 173) | 2015 Rank 3 (of 125)
2016 Score 61 (of 100)  | 2015 Score 65
Source: http://odin.opendatawatch.com/

Reporters without Borders: World Press Freedom Index
2016 Rank 60 (of 180) | 2015 Rank 54 (of 180) | 2014 Rank 88 (of 180) | 2013 Rank 98 (of 179) | 2011-12 Rank 100 (0f 179)
2016 Score 27.61 | 2015 Score 25.25 | 2014 Score 30 | 2013 Score 29.93 | 2011-12 Score 35.75
Source: https://index.rsf.org/#!/index-details/MNG

Revenue Watch: Resource Governance Index
2013 Rank 26 (of 58)
2013 Composite Score 51 (of 100) = “partial”
2013 Institutional & Legal Setting Score 80 = “satisfactory”
2013 Reporting Practices 39 = “failing”
Safeguards and Quality Controls 49 = weak
Enabling Environment 48 = weak
Source: http://www.revenuewatch.org/countries/eurasia/mongolia/overview

Social Progress Imperative: Social Progress Index
2016 Rank 80 (of 133) | 2015 Rank 81 (of 133) | 2014 Rank 89 (of 132)
2016 Score 62.80 | 2015 Score 61.52  | 2014 Score 58.97
2016 Dimension Scores and Ranks: : Basic Human Needs 64.94 (97th), Foundations of Well-Being 64.69 (91), Opportunity 58.77 (43) | 2015 Dimension Scores and Ranks: Basic Human Needs 58.36 (103), Foundations of Well-Being 64.49 (92th), Opportunity 61.71 (39) | 2014 Dimension Scores and Ranks: Basic Human Needs 53.67 (102), Foundations of Well-Being 63.67 (85th), Opportunity 59.56 (42)
Source: http://www.socialprogressimperative.org/data/spi/countries/MNG
Comment: http://blogs.ubc.ca/mongolia/2014/mongolia-2014-social-progress-index/

Transparency International: Corruption Perception Index
2016 Rank  87 (of 176) | 2015 Rank 72 (of 176) | 2014 Rank 80 (of 175) | 2013 Rank 83 (of 177) | 2012 Rank 94 (of 174) | 2011 Rank 120
2016 Score of  (38 of 100) | 2015 Score 39 (of 100) | 2014 Score 39 (of 100) | 2013 Score 38 (of 100) | 2012 Score 36 (of 100)
Notes: Still unclear on methodology or explanation for the 2011-2012 year-on-year jump for Mongolia | Discussion I (2012) | Discussion II (2012) | Year-on-year Change in 2017 Not Very Meaningful | Benchmarking Mongolia (2017) | Mongolia in Global Corruption Barometer (2017)
Source: http://www.transparency.org/country/MNG

UNDP: Human Development Report
2015 90 (of 188) |2013 Rank 103 (of 187) | 2012 Rank 106 (of 187) | 2011 Rank 110 (of 187)
2015 HDI 0.727 | 2013 HDI 0.698 | 2012 HDI 0.692 | 2011 HDI 0.653
Source: http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MNG

Vision of Humanity: Global Peace Index
2016 Rank 50 (of 163) | 2015 Rank 39 (of 162) | 2014 Rank 42 (of 162) | 2013 Rank 66 (of 162) | 2012 63 (of 158)
2016 Score 1.84 | 2015 Score 1.764 | 2014 Score 1.778 | 2013 Score 1.948 | 2012 1.922
Source: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#page/indexes/global-peace-index/

Walk Free Foundation: Global Slavery Index
2014 Rank 16 (of 167) | 2013 Rank 109 (of 160)
2014 Estimated Enslaved 25,700 | 2013 Calculated Number of Enslaved 4,729
Note that the 2013 Index presented a weighted measure combining prevalence of modern slavery by population, levels of child marriage, and levels of human trafficking. The 2014 Index simply ranked by percentage of population enslaved. I’m still unclear about jump in the calculated vs. estimated number enslaved.
Source: http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/findings/

WorldBank: Ease of Doing Business
2017 Rank 64 (of 190) | 2016 Rank 56 (of of 189) {Significant change of methodology introduced, 2016 recalculated to 62, 2015 rank recalculated as 59 of 189} | 2015 Rank 72 (of 189) | 2014 Rank 70 | 2013 Rank 76 (of 185) | 2012 Rank 88
Notes: Mongolia handicapped by land-locked geography | Discussion
Source: http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/mongolia

World Economic Forum: Global Competitiveness Index
2015-16 Rank 104 (of 140) |2014-15 Rank 98 (of 144) | 2012-13 Rank 93 (of 144) | 2011-12 Rank 96
2015-16 Score 3.8 | 2014-15 Score 3.8 | 2012-13 Score 3.87
Source: http://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-report-2015-2016/economies/#indexId=GCI&economy=MNG

World Economic Forum: Global Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index
2015 Rank 99 (of 141) | 2013 Rank 99 (of 140) | 2011 Rank 101
2015 3.3 (1-7) | 2013 Score 3.63
Source: http://reports.weforum.org/travel-and-tourism-competitiveness-report-2015/economies/#economy=MNG

World Economic Forum: Networked Readiness Index
2015 Rank 61 (of 143) | 2014 61 (of 144)
2015 Score 4.19 (1-7) | 2014 4.07 (1-7)
Source: http://reports.weforum.org/global-information-technology-report-2015/economies/#indexId=NRI&economy=MNG

World Justice Project: Rule of Law Index
2016 Rank 55 (of 113) | 2014 Rank 51 (of 99)
2016 Rank 32 to 80 (of 113) on subindicators | 2014 Rank 38 to 93 (of 99) | 2012 Rank 38 to 93 (of 97) on subindicators
Source: http://data.worldjusticeproject.org/#/groups/MNG

If you know of any global/regional/sector rankings and indices that include Mongolia, please submit the name, ranking, and a URL for the source as a comment and we’ll add this item.

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