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International NGO Rankings 2009


RFE/RL has compiled the rankings of countries in our broadcast region according to various nongovernmental groups on respective levels of political, media, and economic freedom, as well as levels of perceived corruption, ecological "happiness," and prosperity.

Countries ranked include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


AFGHANISTAN

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 149/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 179/180


ARMENIA

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Partly Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 111/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 120/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 48/143

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 31/179


AZERBAIJAN

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 146/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 143/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 85/143

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 99/179


BELARUS

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 151/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 139/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 104/143

Legatum Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute 85/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 167/179


BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Partly Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 39/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 99/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 65/143

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 134/179


CROATIA

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 78/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 66/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 60/143

Legatum Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute 35/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 116/179


GEORGIA

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Partly Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 81/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 66/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 72/143

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 32/179


IRAN

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 172/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 168/180

Happy Planet Index
by New Economics Foundation 81/143

Legatum Prosperity Index
by Legatum Institute 94/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 168/179


IRAQ

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 145/175

Corruption Perceptions Index
by Transparency International 176/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 79/143


KAZAKHSTAN

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 142/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 120/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 91/143

Legatum Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute 76/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 83/179


KOSOVO

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 75/175


KYRGYZSTAN

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Partly Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 125/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 162/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 61/143

Index of Economic Freedom 2009
by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 74/179


MACEDONIA

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Partly Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 34/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 71/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 111/143

Legatum Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute 59/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 78/179


MOLDOVA

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Partly Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 114/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 89/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 32/143

Legatum Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute 78/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 120/179


MONTENEGRO


Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Partly Free

Press Freedom Index
by Reporters Without Borders 77/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 69/180

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 94/179


RUSSIA


Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 153/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 146/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 108/143

Legatum Prosperity Index
by Legatum Institute 69/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 146/179


SERBIA

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 62/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 83/180

Happy Planet Index
by New Economics Foundation 58/143

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 109/179


TAJIKISTAN


Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 113/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 158/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 34/143

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 122/179


TURKMENISTAN

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 173/175

Corruption Perceptions Index
by Transparency International 168/180

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 169/179


UKRAINE

Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Free

Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 89/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 146/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 95/143

Legatum Prosperity Index
by Legatum Institute 61/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 152/179


UZBEKISTAN


Freedom in the World Index by Freedom House Not Free

Press Freedom Index
by Reporters Without Borders 160/175

Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International 174/180

Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation 45/143

Legatum Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute 92/104

Index of Economic Freedom 2009 by WSJ/Heritage Foundation 148/179
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