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Explore all SGI special studies on selected topics of sustainable governance in different groups of countries.

Social Justice in the EU

Social Justice in the EU

November 2017

Based on 36 indicators, the Social Justice Index compares the 28 EU states across six dimensions: Poverty prevention, equitable education, labor market access, social cohesion and non-discrimination, health, as well as intergenerational justice.

Sustainable Governance in the OECD – Focus Germany (in German)

Sustainable Governance in the OECD – Focus Germany (in German)

April 2014

Based on the detailed set of quantitative and qualitative indicators used in the SGI project, this study provides a comprehensive assessment of Germany’s strengths and weaknesses in terms “Sustainable Governance”. By looking at Germany’s policy performance, quality of democracy and governance capacities, the study sheds light on the country’s need for reform and its reform capacities.

Asia Study

Asia Study

June 2013

While the economic weight and the relevance for global sustainable development of emerging countries in Asia like China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam is increasing continuously, it must be acknowledged that the availability of data and information on the governance capacity of these countries remains behind that of OECD nations. By systematically analyzing political institutions, structures and processes according to the SGI indicators, this special study offer a detailed profile of strengths and weaknesses in terms of institutional frameworks, government performance and governance capacity. By comparing these countries with each other, insights can be gained into political success factors in economic development as well as structural deficits regarding sustainable development. Expolre here the individual country reports and the comparavitce analyses.

BRICS Study

BRICS Study

October 2012

The BRICS countries are in the process of changing the political and economic map of the 21st century. The latest SGI study systematically identifies policy performance and governance capacities in each of these states. Click here to explore the five country reports on Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as well as three in-depth analyses of the countries’ respective success factors, policy challenges and governance capacities.

Social Justice in the OECD – How Do the Member States Compare?

Social Justice in the OECD – How Do the Member States Compare?

October 2011

Based on quantitative and qualitative SGI data, the Social Justice Index compares 31 OECD states across six dimensions: poverty prevention, access to education, labor market inclusiveness, social inclusion and non-discrimination, health, and intergenerational justice. The widely received study was published in October 2011 and will be updated for all EU countries in 2014.

Intergenerational Justice in Aging Societies – A Cross-national Comparison of 29 OECD-Countries

Intergenerational Justice in Aging Societies – A Cross-national Comparison of 29 OECD-Countries

April 2013

How well do OECD member states live up to the principles of intergenerational justice? A new study conducted by the SGI project  and authored by Pieter Vanhuysse (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research) provides answers to these questions. The indicators comprising the new Intergenerational Justice Index (IJI) represent important environmental, economic-fiscal and social aspects of this highly complex subject.

Social Justice in the OECD - Focus Germany (in German)

Social Justice in the OECD - Focus Germany (in German)

October 2011

The first edition of our widely received "Social Justice" report was published in January 2011 focusing on Germany in cross-national comparison. The Social Justice Index of this first edition covers five dimensions: poverty prevention, access to education, labor market inclusiveness, social inclusion and non-discrimination, and intergenerational justice. We published a methodologically updated version of this study for all OECD countries in October 2011 (see the respective link above).

SGI 2011 – Sustainable Governance in the OECD

SGI 2011 – Sustainable Governance in the OECD

March 2011

The SGI 2011 is a cross-national survey of sustainable governance in the OECD that identifies reform needs, forward-looking practices and offers full access to its data set. Click here for all data, country reports and scores of the SGI 2011 edition (published in March 2011). The next full SGI edition is to be published in early 2014. The SGI 2014 will not only cover all OECD countries, but also all EU members.

SGI Team

Dr. Daniel Schraad-Tischler

Dr. Daniel Schraad-Tischler

Phone: +49 (5241) 81-81240

Dr. Christian Kroll

Dr. Christian Kroll

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Pia Paulini

Pia Paulini

Phone: +49 (5241) 81-81468