Case Study: Incorporating the Freedom of the World Index in Policy Planning

Executive Summary

  1. Achieving a development leap in Quality of Life in Israel depends on Israel's ability to compete for Human Capital and investments in the global marketplace.

  2. Effectively improving national competitiveness through policies is grounded in comparing Israel to a reference group of competing countries.

  3. Indices that enable international comparison are useful tools for decision makers to identify challenges and estimate policy successes.

  4. This paper demonstrates the usefulness of the Freedom of the World Index in examining three aspects of Quality of Life: political and civil rights, social cohesion, and trust in the political system.

  5. Decision makers can identify issues that require government action/attention by analyzing Israel's challenges and opportunities in light of existing government policies.

Tags

Socioeconomic Growth, Regional Development, Leapfrogging, Israel 15, Start-Up Nation

2007-09-01

Analysis

Socioeconomic

National Leapfrog

This paper demonstrates the usefulness of the Freedom of the World Index in examining three aspects of Quality of Life: political and civil rights, social cohesion, and trust in the political system.

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