The Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom 2013 ranks Estonia as one of the freest economies in the world – 13th out of 177 countries.
Estonia ranks 14th in the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World 2012 Annual Report. Estonia was trailing right behind fellow EU members Ireland and the UK on the scoreboard.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2012-2013 ranks Estonia 34th among 144 countries. The survey among business leaders measures economic competitiveness based on a combination of technology, the quality of public institutions, and the macroeconomic environment.
According to the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013, published by the International Institute for Management Development, Estonia ranks 36th among 60 countries and regional economies covered by the WCY.
Transparency International ranked Estonia 32nd out of 174 countries in 2012. Among members of the European Union, Estonia places 15th.
The World Bank ranks Estonia 21st in its Doing Business in 2012 report, which covers 185 countries.
The Bertelsmann Transformation Index in 2012 ranks Estonia among the most successful of 128 transformation countries in the world. In the status index, Estonia is fifth after the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Slovenia and Uruguay, and in the management index, Estonia is third after Taiwan and Uruguay.