Important Index and Reports for - UPSC IAS

Important Index and Reports for – UPSC IAS

In this article, You will read Important Index, Reports, and Organisations for – UPSC IAS.

UPSC had tested the knowledge of aspirants about the names of reports published by various Index, Reports, and Organisations in UPSC Prelims. Please go through the questions below.

Question: Which of the following organizations brings out the publication known as ‘World Economic Outlook’? (2014)

(a) The International Monetary Fund
(b) The United Nations Development Programme
(c) The World Economic Forum
(d) The World Bank

Answer: (a) The International Monetary Fund

Question: Which one of the following issues the ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report periodically? (2015)

(a) The Asian Development Bank
(b) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(c) The US Federal Reserve Bank
(d) The World Bank

Answer: (d) The World Bank

Q. Which of the following gives the ‘Global Gender Gap Index’ ranking to the countries of the world? (2017)

(a) World Economic Forum
(b) UN Human Rights Council
(c) UN Women
(d) World Health Organization

Answer: (a) World Economic Forum

Names of Important Index, Reports published by Organisations

What is an index?

An index a sign or measure of something (plural: indices). In economics and finance, an index is a statistical measure of changes in a representative group of individual data points. These data may be derived from any number of sources.

Financial Organisations / IndicesPublishing Organisations
1Ease of Doing BusinessWorld Bank
2World Development ReportWorld Bank
3Global Economic Prospect (GEP) ReportWorld Bank
4Remittance ReportWorld Bank
5Ease of Living IndexWorld Bank
6India Development UpdateWorld Bank
7Universal Health Coverage IndexWorld Bank
8The Service Trade Restriction IndexWorld Bank
9Global Financial Stability ReportInternational Monetary Fund (IMF)
10World Economic OutlookIMF
11The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD)
12World Trade Outlook IndicatorWorld Trade Organisation (WTO)
13Global Information Technology ReportWorld Economic Forum (WEF)
14Travel and Tourism Competitiveness ReportWEF
15Global Competitiveness ReportWEF
16Enabling Trade ReportWEF
17Global Energy Architecture Performance Index ReportWEF
18Global Environment Performance IndexWEF
19World Power Language IndexWEF
20Inclusive Development IndexWEF
21Human Capital IndexWEF
22Global Gender Gap IndexWEF
23Global Financial System ReportBank for International Settlements (BIS)
24Global Money Laundering ReportFinancial Action Task Force (FATF)

UN and its Specialised Agencies

S.noReport / IndicesPublishing Organisations
1Global Education Monitoring ReportUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
2Gender Parity IndexUNESCO
3Report on Regular ResourcesUnited Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
4The State of the World’s Children ReportsUNICEF
5Global Report on Trafficking in PersonsUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
6World Drug ReportUNODC
7World Wildlife Crime ReportUNODC
8ICT Development IndexUnited Nations International Telecommunication Union (UN-ITU)
9E-government Readiness Index (EGDI)United Nations Public Administration Programme (UNPAP)
10E-participation IndexUNPAP
11E-government Development IndexUNPAP
12The Global ReportUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
13World Investment ReportUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
14The Trade & Development ReportUNCTAD
15The Least Developed Countries ReportUNCTAD
16The Information Economy ReportUNCTAD
17The Technology and Innovation ReportUNCTAD
18Reports on Counterfeiting and Organized CrimeUnited Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
19Industrial Development ReportUnited Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
20Global Assessment ReportUnited Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
21State of World Population ReportUnited Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
22World Economic Situation and Prospectus ReportUN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA)
23World’s Women Report – Once in 5 YearsUN-DESA
24World Cities ReportUN-Habitat
25Habitat Commitment IndexUN-Habitat
26Levels and Trends in Child Mortality ReportUN Inter-agency Group
27World Disaster Risk IndexUnited Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNUEHS)
28World Happiness ReportUN-Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
29World Social Protection ReportInternational Labour Organisation(ILO)
30World Employment and Social OutlookILO
31World of Work ReportILO
32Global Wage ReportILO
33Gender Inequality IndexUNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
34Education Development IndexUNDP
35Actions on Air QualityUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
36Global Environment OutlookUNEP
37Emission Gap ReportUNEP
38The Rise of Environmental Crime ReportUNEP & INTERPOL
39World State of Forest ReportFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
40World Health StatisticsWorld Health Organisation (WHO)
41World Tuberculosis ReportWHO
42Ambient Air pollution ReportWHO
43Safety ReportsInternational Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
45World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR)Wrold Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
46Technical Cooperation ReportInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
47Nuclear Technology ReviewIAEA
48Red BookIAEA
49World Energy Outlook (WEO)International Energy Agency (IEA)
50Southeast Asia Energy OutlookIEA
51Red ListInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
52Human Development IndexUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
53Global Multidimensional Poverty IndexUNDP, and Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

Non-profit Organisations

S.noReport / IndicesPublishing Organisations
1The Energy Report & Living Planet ReportWorld Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
2Global Corruption Report (GCR)Transparency International
3Corruption Perception IndexTransparency International
4World Press Freedom IndexReporters Without Borders
5Death Penalty ReportAmnesty International
6Global Hunger Index ReportInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
7An Economy for the 99%Oxfam
8Change the World List DataFortune
9Global Pension IndexMelbourne Mercer
10Global Slavery IndexWalk Free Foundation, Australia Based Human Rights Group
11Global Retail Development IndexAT Kearney (American Global Management Consulting Firm)
12Climate Change Performance IndexGerman Watch
13New Health IndexGlobal Burden of Disease

Reports Published by Research Centres and Other Institutes

S.noReport / IndicesPublishing (Organisations)
1Index of Economic FreedomHeritage Foundation
2Intellectual Property IndexUS Chamber of Commerce
3Global Peace IndexInstitute of Economics & Peace (IEP), Australia
4Global Terrorism IndexIEP
5Global Talent Competitiveness IndexINSEAD, Adecco Group, and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore
6City Momentum IndexJLL Real Estate Services, US
7State of Global Air 2017 ReportHealth Effects Institute, Boston
8Global Ecological FootprintGlobal Footprint Network
9Social Progress IndexSocial Progress Imperative

Reports Related to India

S.noReport / IndicesPublishing Organisations
1India State of Forest ReportForest Survey of India (FSI)
2Report Card of Swachh Bharat MissionQuality Council of India
3National Air Quality IndicesCentral Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
4National Ambient Air Quality StandardCPCB
5Global Innovation IndexCornell University, INSEAD & WIPO
6India Innovation IndexNITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Confederation of Indian Industry(CII)
7Performance of Health Outcome IndexNITI Aayog
8Interest Subvention ReportReserve Bank of India (RBI)
9Financial Stability ReportReserve Bank of India (RBI)
10Internet Readiness IndexInternet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
11RESIDEXNational Housing Bank
12Annual Survey of Education ReportPRATHAM
13School Education Quality Index (SEQI)NITI Aagyog and MHRD
14India Social Development ReportThe Council of Social Development
15Red Data BookBotanical Survey of India

Readers can update the names of any important reports (if we missed any) in the comment section below. Do let us know your feedback in the comments. Thanks in advance.

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