Reports and indices

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Questions regarding some well known Reports and Indices are asked in prelims very often. For past 3-4 years, it is a trend that UPSC asks atleat one question from Reports and Indices which are news.

Reports and Indices

Report or index Organisation Latest publication Remarks
Ease of Doing Business World Bank
World Development Report World Bank
Global Financial Development Report World Bank
Human Capital Index Report World Bank
Global Human Capital Index World Economic Forum (WEF)
Global Energy Transition Index World Economic Forum (WEF)
Global Gender Gap


World Economic Forum (WEF)
Global Risk Report World Economic Forum (WEF)
Economic Survey Chief Economic Advisor Economic Survey 2019-20
Asian Development Outlook Asian Development Bank
Ambitions Beyond Growth Report UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Comprehensive assessment of the investment needed to reach the SDGs in the region by 2030 estimates an additional $1.5 trillion per year.
Global Multidimensional Poverty Report United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative
  • India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to 28% in 10 years
  • In India, poverty reduction among children, the poorest states, Scheduled Tribes, and Muslims was fastest
IEA Report International Energy Agency (IEA)
World Happiness Report United Nations (UN)
Global Environment Outlook (GEO) UNEP
Inclusive Wealth Report UNEP
Future of work Report International Labour Organization (ILO)
Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) INSEAD business school in partnership with Tata Communications and Adecco Group
Democracy Index UK-based company the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) Germanwatch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network Europe
World Intellectual

Property Report

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Global Wage Report International Labour Organization (ILO)
Living Planet Report World Wide Fund for Nature
IPCC Report on Climate Change Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Multidimensional Poverty Index United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

Questions asked in previous year CSE papers