BHUTAN’S RANKING IN INTERNATIONAL INDEXES
According to the Global Peace Index, Bhutan ranks 13th out of 163 countries. With this, it is the most peaceful country among the eight South Asian countries. 27 CORRUPTION
Bhutan took the 27th position out of 168 countries on this year’s corruption perception index. It has improved by three places as compared to the last survey. It scored 65 points out of a 100 and is yet again the cleanest nation in the region and 6th in Asia. 73 EASE OF DOING BUSINESS Bhutan scored an overall of 65.37 out of a possible 100 points in the Doing Business 2017 report. Even though it slipped down by two ranks and is currently at the 73rd place out of 190 countries, it is the easiest country to do business in South Asia. 94 PRESS FREEDOM Bhutan showed a major improvement in this field as it moved up by 10 places in the World Press Freedom Index as compared to last year. It now ranks 94th out of 180 countries as released by the Reporters Without Borders. The country scored a total of 34.57 points out of a 100, with the lower score being the better. It is in a higher ranking as compared to all other SAARC (South Asian Association Regional Cooperation) countries. 121 GENDER GAP Out of 144 countries, Bhutan ranks 121st in the Global Gender Gap Index 2016 as released by the World Economic Forum report. It scored a total of 0.642 points out of 1.00, which means equal rights. Out of all the SAARC countries, Bhutan had the worst ranking in this field.