New Zealand and Denmark
Leaders of development
The analysis of the cases of New Zealand and Denmark, heading the ranking for third consecutive year, indicates that there are powerful theoretical reasons to think that open economies, liberal democratic regimes and transparent public sectors go together.
Only by looking a little like its neighbors, the advance of Argentina would be immense.
The most concerning causes of the relatively bad performance of Latin America in this ranking are organized crimes – especially drug trafficking – and institutional weakness.