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April 2014 Update to TIGER: Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery

Eswar Prasad, Karim Foda, and Arnav Sahu

Editor’s Note: In collaboration with the Financial Times (FT), Eswar Prasad, Karim Foda and Arnav Sahu have developed a set of composite indexes which track the global economic recovery. The Financial Times has produced the Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER) interactive map, which appears on the Financial Times Web site.

The global economic recovery remains uneven and wobbly but finally appears to have built up some staying power.  The worst may be over, but prospects for a durable and sustained recovery hinge on whether national governments demonstrate their commitment to substantive structural reforms.

The Brookings-FT TIGER index, now with new and expanded coverage on unemployment and employment indicators, shows that advanced economies are gradually gathering growth momentum while emerging market economies are cooling off.  Click a country name below the global Overall Growth Index to view charts for the main TIGER indexes by country and charts for the indicators that make up the indexes, which are broken down by real activity, financial and confidence indicators.

Greece Ireland Netherlands Portugal South Korea
  • Advanced Economy
  • Emerging Market Economy
  • Euro Periphery Economy
  • Euro Periphery / Advanced Economy

As well as tracking country performance, the TIGER indexes also track the performance of key indicators across groups of advanced economies, emerging markets and a composite total. Click on the following links to view the updated charts for the following key indicators:

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Real Activity Indicators
Financial Indicators
Confidence Indicators

For detailed information on the composition and construction of the indexes and a comprehensive description of the data and source information, please refer to the updated technical appendix.

Read the full analysis and commentary: World Economic Recovery Strengthens, But Risks Remain »

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