Designed as an alternative to GDP, the Inclusive Development
Index (IDI) reflects more closely the criteria by which people
evaluate their countries’ economic progress (Figure 1).
Table 1 presents the updated 2018 results and global rankings
of 103 economies for which data are available. It ranks
economies in two groups – advanced and emerging.
Individual indicator scores are compared in a traffic-light
shading format in quintiles in Tables 4-7. Additional data and
tools can be found on the interactive web page: wef.ch/igd18.
Of the G7 economies, Germany (12) is ranked highest,
followed by Canada (17), France (18), United Kingdom (21),
United States (23), Japan (24), and Italy (27). In many
countries, there is a stark difference between individual
pillars: for example, the US ranks 10th out of the 29
advanced economies on Growth and Development, but 26th
on Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability and 28th on
Inclusion; France, meanwhile, ranks 12th on Inclusion, 21st
on Growth and Development, and 24th on Intergenerational
Equity and Sustainability. Low scores on the latter pillars
suggest an economy may be storing up problems for the future.
Portugal ranked 28th with an overall score of 3.97 and a negative 1.42 5y trend on overall IDI.