Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016

Categories: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Georgia, Index, Moldova, and Ukraine.

The Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016 charts the progress made by the six Eastern Partnership countries towards sustainable democratic development and European integration. The Index measures steps taken on the path towards good governance, including the observance and protection of democracy and human rights, sustainable development, and integration with the European Union.

The Index builds on the strong focus on the European integration process, and reflects the current medium- and long-term challenges of sustainable development, human rights and democracy, and security and international cooperation in a tense political region.

Data in the 2015-2016 Index covers the period of March 2015 – December 2016, combining independent analysis with annual quantitative data to provide a snapshot of progress in the attainment and ongoing implementation of internationally recognised democratic standards and practice.

The EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative, launched in 2009, signalled the commitment of the governments of the six Eastern European partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) to respect the values of democracy and human rights, and to align with EU standards of good governance and the rule of law.

Country\ dimension rates Azerbaijan Armenia Belarus Georgia Moldova Ukraine
Deep and sustainable democracy 0.32 0.58 0.28 0.71 0.71 0.70
EU integration and convergence 0.57 0.66 0.42 0.66 0.69 0.70
Sustainable development 0.78 0.81 0.64 0.64 0.78 0.77
International security, political dialogue and co-operation 0.31 0.45 0.48 0.76 0.71 0.78
Sectoral co-operation and trade flows 0.50 0.39 0.35 0.56 0.61 0.64
Citizens in Europe 0.46 0.57 0.54 0.66 0.72 0.46
Democratic rights and elections, including political pluralism 0.32 0.58 0.28 0.68 0.72 0.59
Human rights and protection against torture 0.33 0.64 0.05 0.72 0.70 0.77
Accountability 0.45 0.66 0.40 0.74 0.82 0.74
Independent media 0.23 0.53 0.22 0.69 0.64 0.63
Freedom of speech and assembly 0.00 0.46 0.00 0.72 0.70 0.85
Independent judiciary 0.41 0.74 0.34 0.63 0.71 0.80
Equal opportunities and non-discrimination 0.41 0.47 0.31 0.68 0.79 0.75
Rule of law and fighting corruption 0.49 0.67 0.63 0.92 0.70 0.59
Public administration 0.49 0.63 0.43 0.59 0.61 0.58