The Transformation Index examines and assesses how 129 developing and postsocialist countries manage reforms aimed at democracy and a market economy. Based upon a bi-annual expert survey, the Index publishes two rankings, the Status Index and the Management Index. The Status Index ranks the countries according to the state of their democracy and market economy, while the Management Index ranks them according to their respective leadership’s management performance.
The Transformation Index (BTI) is funded and managed by the Bertelsmann Stiftung. I have co-authored the concepts and methodology of this expert survey. From 2003 to 2019, I collaborated with the BTI team as a coordinator for the analyses and assessments of 17 East-Central and Southeast European countries.