2015 Index of Economic Freedom

The 21st edition of the Index of Economic Freedom evaluates economic conditions and government policies in 186 countries.
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2015 Index of Economic Freedom

The 21st edition of the Index of Economic Freedom evaluates economic conditions and government policies in 186 countries.

Since its inception in 1995, the Index, an annual cross-country analysis by The Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, has tracked the progress of economic freedom around the globe and measured the impact of advancing economic liberty.

Like its predecessors, the 2015 Index provides ample evidence of dynamic gains from greater economic freedom, both for individuals and for societies. There is no single formula for overcoming challenges to economic development and maintaining prosperity, but one thing is clear: Around the world, governments that respect and promote economic freedom provide greater opportunities for innovation, progress, and human flourishing.

 Download the full report

 See how South Africa is doing

Find out more about the Index of Economic Freedom

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Since its inception in 1995, the Index, an annual cross-country analysis by The Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, has tracked the progress of economic freedom around the globe and measured the impact of advancing economic liberty.

Like its predecessors, the 2015 Index provides ample evidence of dynamic gains from greater economic freedom, both for individuals and for societies. There is no single formula for overcoming challenges to economic development and maintaining prosperity, but one thing is clear: Around the world, governments that respect and promote economic freedom provide greater opportunities for innovation, progress, and human flourishing.

 Download the full report

 See how South Africa is doing

Find out more about the Index of Economic Freedom

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