Foreign publications and indexes
The World Economic
Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving
the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global,
regional and industry agendas. The
Global Competitiveness Report is a comprehensive and authoritative assessment
of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of national economies, used by governments,
academics and business leaders.
The World Trade Organization
(WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of
trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed
by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments.
Israel has been a member of WTO since 21 April 1995. Israel's page gathers key
information on its participation in the WTO, including tariff data, trade policy
reviews, dispute cases involving Israel as a third party and notifications.
The Human Development Report (HDR) is an independent report commissioned by
the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
and is the product of a selected team of leading scholars, development practitioners
and members of the Human Development Report Office of UNDP. The Human Development
Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human
development" and separate developed (high development), developing (middle
development), and underdeveloped (low development) countries. The statistic
is composed from data on Life Expectancy, Educationand per-capita GDP (as an
indicator of Standard of living) collected at a national level.
The Doing Business
project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement
across 183 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level.
The Index of Economic Freedom is a series of 10 economic measurements created
by The Heritage Foundation
and The Wall Street
Journal. Its stated objective is to measure the degree of economic freedom
in the world's nations.
International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is
a leading business school that publishes a yearly analysis of some 60 economies
ranking them by various factors. The page contains the latest ratings, yearbook
publication press release, and a video reviewing the results.