Bertelsmann Stiftung Transformation Index

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The Bertelsmann Stiftung's Transformation Index


The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) is a comprehensive measure of the quality of democracy, market economy, and political management in 129 developing and transition countries. The BTI has two components: the Status Index and the Management Index. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 44 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the BTI.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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