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English speaking countries: Government stats

Definitions

  • Corruption > Bribe Payers Index: 2008
  • Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006: The Status Index’s overall result represents the mean value of the scores for the dimensions “Political Transformationâ€? and “Economic Transformationâ€?. The mean value was calculated using the exact, unrounded values for both these dimensions, which, in turn, were derived from the ratings for the five political criteria (based on 18 indicators) and the seven economic criteria (based on 14 indicators). The table shows rounded scores for political and economic transformation as well as for the Status Index’s overall result. In some cases, therefore, the overall result differs slightly from the mean value.
  • 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 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 > 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 > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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 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 ENGLISH SPEAKING TOTAL ENGLISH SPEAKING AVERAGE DATES
Corruption > Bribe Payers Index 8.38
7% more than average
2008
Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006 7.28
29% more than average
2006
Democracy > Civil and political liberties 5.92
77% more than average
2001
Democracy > Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.994
3% more than average
2005
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ 491.34 billion$
11% of surveyed countries
245.67 billion$
8 times more than average
2005
Government spending > Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP 37%
9% more than average
2011
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament 21.01%
27% more than average
2006
Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient 37.2
6% of surveyed countries
5.31
30% more than average
2012
Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number 24
1% of surveyed countries
3.43
2 times less than average
2013
Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million 0.277
39 times less than average
2012
Red tape > Time required to register property > Days 98
1% of surveyed countries
14
4 times less than average
2013
Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days 37.5
0% of surveyed countries
5.36
5 times less than average
2013
Red tape > Time to resolve insolvency > Years 6.8
1% of surveyed countries
0.971
3 times less than average
2013
Time required to start a business > Days 9.29 days
5 times less than average
2006
Total businesses registered > Number 5.64 million
8% of surveyed countries
1.41 million
48% more than average
2003

Citation

"English speaking Government Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/English-speaking-countries/Government