The Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) is a global ranking that analyzes and evaluates development and transformation processes in 128 countries. It provides a comprehensive view of how each of these countries is progressing toward democracy and a market economy, as well as the quality of their political management. Countries selected for in-depth analysis have yet to achieve a fully consolidated democracy and market economy and have populations of more than two million.
This edition of the BTI measures and compares transition processes in transformation countries with data collected from 2011–2013 and establishes their global rankings based on detailed country reports. Including descriptive graphics and overviews, the volume summarizes the most important global and regional developments during that time.