The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) analyzes and evaluates the quality of democracy, market economy and political management in 129 developing and transition countries and is published every two years. It assess policymaking and political transformations, and measures successes and setbacks on the path towards democracy based on the rule of law and a market economy. Within this framework, the BTI publishes two rankings, the Status Index and the Management Index.

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