"The index provides a systematic, data-rich framework to shed light on nations' attractiveness to foreign investors, considering economic variables but also examining key business, legal, and regulatory policies that can drive those decisions."
Established in 1998, it examines the overarching trends in FDI. The top 25 ranking is a forward-looking analysis of how political, economic, and regulatory changes will likely affect countries' FDI inflows in the coming years.
provides indicators and ranking on criteria in Control of Corruption, Government Effectiveness, Political Stability, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law and Voice and Accountability. Some are transformed versions of PRS data.