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Eastern Europe: Government stats

Definitions

  • Corruption > Bribe Payers Index: 2008
  • Democracy > Civil and political liberties: Civil and political liberties
    Units: Index Ranging from 7 (High Levels of Liberties) to 1 (Low
    Units: This is the average of two indicators - civil liberties and political liberties.

  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Government corruption rating: Transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector assess the extent to which the executive can be held accountable for its use of funds and for the results of its actions by the electorate and by the legislature and judiciary, and the extent to which public employees within the executive are required to account for administrative decisions, use of resources, and results obtained. The three main dimensions assessed here are the accountability of the executive to oversight institutions and of public employees for their performance, access of civil society to information on public affairs, and state capture by narrow vested interests."
  • Government spending > Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP: Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP. Figures are according to 2011 Index of Economic Freedom.
  • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber occupied by women.
  • Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient: Burden of customs procedure, WEF (1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient). Burden of Customs Procedure measures business executives' perceptions of their country's efficiency of customs procedures. The rating ranges from 1 to 7, with a higher score indicating greater efficiency. Data are from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey, conducted for 30 years in collaboration with 150 partner institutes. The 2009 round included more than 13,000 respondents from 133 countries. Sampling follows a dual stratification based on company size and the sector of activity. Data are collected online or through in-person interviews. Responses are aggregated using sector-weighted averaging. The data for the latest year are combined with the data for the previous year to create a two-year moving average. Respondents evaluated the efficiency of customs procedures in their country. The lowest score (1) rates the customs procedure as extremely inefficient, and the highest score (7) as extremely efficient.
  • Red tape > Procedures to enforce a contract > Number: Procedures to enforce a contract (number). Number of procedures to enforce a contract are the number of independent actions, mandated by law or courts, that demand interaction between the parties of a contract or between them and the judge or court officer.
  • Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number: Start-up procedures to register a business (number). Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production.
  • Red tape > Time required to register property > Days: Time required to register property (days). Time required to register property is the number of calendar days needed for businesses to secure rights to property.
  • Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business (days). Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days per million: Time required to start a business (days). Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Red tape > Time to resolve insolvency > Years: Time to resolve insolvency (years). Time to resolve insolvency is the number of years from the filing for insolvency in court until the resolution of distressed assets.
  • Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Total businesses registered > Number: Total businesses registered. Because of underreporting of firms that have closed or exited, especially in developing countries, the data on total registered firms may be biased upward.
STAT EASTERN EUROPEAN TOTAL EASTERN EUROPEAN AVERAGE DATES
Corruption > Bribe Payers Index 5.9
32% less than average
2008
Democracy > Civil and political liberties 3.81
14% more than average
2001
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ 290.67 billion$
6% of surveyed countries
17.1 billion$
84% less than average
2005
Government corruption rating 2.9
1% more than average
2009
Government spending > Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP 38.25%
13% more than average
2011
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament 14.75%
12% less than average
2006
Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient 69.5
11% of surveyed countries
3.86
6% less than average
2012
Red tape > Procedures to enforce a contract > Number 729
10% of surveyed countries
36.45
4% less than average
2013
Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number 106
8% of surveyed countries
5.3
33% less than average
2013
Red tape > Time required to register property > Days 602
6% of surveyed countries
30.1
71% less than average
2013
Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days 271.5
5% of surveyed countries
13.57
80% less than average
2013
Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days per million 3.96
11 times less than average
2012
Red tape > Time to resolve insolvency > Years 50.4
11% of surveyed countries
2.52
6% less than average
2013
Time required to start a business > Days 36 days
33% less than average
2006
Total businesses registered > Number 17.97 million
27% of surveyed countries
1.38 million
45% more than average
2003

Citation

"Eastern European Government Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Eastern-Europe/Government