Foreign Policy

Pakistan Index

Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan

Beginning in February 2012, selected indicators from the Pakistan Index have been folded into the Afghanistan Index.

The Pakistan Index is a statistical compilation of economic, public opinion and security data. This resource provides historical information on various data, including security, governance, quality of life, economic development, and job creation.

The index is designed to assemble the best possible quantitative indicators of the reconstruction and security efforts underway in Pakistan, to track them over time, and to offer an objective set of criteria for benchmarking performance. It serves as an in-depth, non-partisan assessment of U.S. and international efforts in Pakistan, and is based on data compiled primarily from government and non-government organizations, both in Pakistan and the United States. Although measurements of progress in any counterinsurgency effort – like that of the Pakistan-led and U.S.-supported strategy – can never be reduced to purely quantitative data, a comprehensive compilation of such information can provide a clearer picture and contribute to a healthier and better informed debate. 

Ian S. Livingston and Michael O'Hanlon spearheaded the Pakistan Index project at Brookings under the 21st Century Defense Initiative in the Foreign Policy program. Ian Livingston is a senior research assistant in Foreign Policy at Brookings. Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and director of research in Foreign Policy.

For progress and security statistics on Afghanistan and Iraq, see the Afghanistan Index and Iraq Index.

Archives:
(all files are in PDF format; the final file of each month is archived)

December 29, 2011
November 29, 2011
October 30, 2011
September 26, 2011 
August 29, 2011
July 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
May 27, 2011
April 27, 2011
March 30, 2011
February 24, 2011
January 30, 2011
December 28, 2010
November 22, 2010
October 26, 2010
September 21, 2010
August 31, 2010
July 28, 2010
June 23, 2010

May 12, 2010

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

February 12, 2010
January 15, 2010
December 22, 2009

November 16, 2009
October 30, 2009