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    Institutional weaknesses source of conflict in Syria

    In a context of democratic revolt in the Arab countries, peaceful protests that have taken place in Syria to demand freedom have been answered with violence by the regime. Unfortunately, the Syrian popular rebellion moves slowly towards the situation that occurred in Bahrain and Libya, far from the revolutions that characterized the so-called Arab [...]

    Finance and development

     

      In the present crisis scenario, developing countries have to deal with adverse shocks associated with its external exposure: the decline of foreign direct investment; the reduction of exports of goods and services and export prices; the falling price of commodities; restrictions on trade finance; the increase in the cost of credit; and [...]

    The Liberdom Index and the strength of the institutional framework in the world

     This Working Paper was presented by Liberdom at the III International Congress of Institutional Strengthening and Development organized in 2011 by CECOD (III Congreso Internacional de Fortalecimiento Institucional organizado en 2011 por el CECOD). The document describes the institutional framework in 137 countries through its position in the Liberdom Index 2010. The Liberdom Index [...]

    Liberdom Index methodology

    Liberdom Index 2010 summarized in a single indicator the institutional framework of 137 economies worldwide. The index includes data relating to the exercise of civil, political and economic liberties and governance. Information on economic freedom comes from the Fraser Institute, which summarizes 42 variables grouped into five dimensions. The World Bank is the source [...]

    Liberdom Index 2010

    Liberdom Index 2010 summarized in a single indicator the institutional framework of 137 economies worldwide. The index includes data relating to the exercise of civil, political and economic liberties and governance from various sources.

    The institutional framework is key to overall business development and attracting foreign investment and is the base that supports [...]