Published on: August 15, 2022

Global indices

Global indices


Name of the index

Published  by Parameters India’s ranking
Press Freedom Index Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-profit organisation Countries are ranked on a score ranging from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best. The score is calculated based on two parameters: a qualitative parameter that is based on the responses of “press freedom specialists” —including journalists, researchers, and human rights activists— to an RSF questionnaire; and a quantitative parameter that is a count of abuses against journalists and media outlets. 150 in 2022

Norway – 1st rank

Environmental Performance Index researchers from Yale and Columbia Universities in the U.S. Parameters related to mitigating climate change, improving environmental health, and protecting ecosystem vitality. 180

Denmark-1st rank


Global Hunger Index NGOs Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. Undernourishment: part of population that is undernourished as a result of insufficient calorie intake

Child wasting: children under five years of age who have low weight for their height

Child stunting: children under the age of five who are stunted – lower than usual height for their age

Child mortality: mortality rate of children under five years of age

101 in 2021
Global Gender Gap Index World Economic Forum four parameters — economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment 135 in 2022
Global Climate Risk Index Germanwatch   Ranked seventh. The higher the rank, the worse the effect of weather-related events on a country.
Corruption Perceptions Index anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International perceived levels of public sector corruption, 85

on a scale of 0 to 100, 0 is highly corrupt, while 100 is very clean

Henley Passport Index Henley & Partners based on data from the International Air Transport Association. The number of destinations that a country’s passport holder can visit without a prior visa. 87 in 2022.

Indian passport-holders can access 60 visa-free destinations around the world. The leader of the index is Japan, whose passport-holders can access 193 visa-free destinations.