WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 – The Bisignis Institute published new country profiles for Azerbaijan and Ukraine, both members of the Emerging Market Energy Security Growth Prosperity Index®, today on its website. 

Azerbaijan, ranked number five in the index, is an oil and gas rich country located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. Large oil export revenues have paid for infrastructure projects and improved living standards.

Ukraine, Europe's second largest country and number 19 on the index, was praised by the World Bank in 2012 for improvements to the country's business regulatory environment.

The Bisignis Institute profiles countries as well as companies, people and institutions from around the globe.

The index is intended to give policymakers and researchers a guide when studying emerging countries that the Bisignis Institute believes have very good near- and long-term growth potential due to strong current GDP growth and large oil reserves. 

The Emerging Market Energy Security Growth Prosperity Index® can be found at bisignis.org/indexes.

How countries are ranked

Each country is ranked using a calculation of government corruption, GDP growth and oil reserves. Corruption data was extracted from Transparency International, a reputable international group that ranks government corruption. The index features 24 countries from South America, Europe and Asia.

About the Bisignis Institute

The Bisignis Institute is a think tank that profiles companies, people and institutions; examines emerging markets, U.S. business, and geopolitical-market interactions; and creates indexes to help guide political and economic policymakers and researchers. 

For more information, visit the Bisignis Institute website or send an email to press@bisignis.org.

AuthorJ. Buske