The last decade has not been favorable to democracy worldwide. The rise of right-wing populists and the hardening of autocratic rule have left clear imprints. The Bertelsmann Stiftung's Transformation Index (BTI) traces this development for 137 developing countries and emerging economies, or four-fifths of the world's population. For this purpose, we provide more than 5,000 pages of country analyses and a comprehensive data package.
A broad set of institutions—from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund—underpin global trade and economic exchange. GTIPA-member reports in this category examine a variety of facets of international economic institutions, from WTO reform to the effect of regional development banks.