Alas, five hundred years since Europeans circled the globe, we are told anew and for a different reason that “the world is flat”. Cities, countries and regions are in competition with each other to attract people, money, knowledge and know-how in a manner that enhances their quality of life without detracting from their sense of place or unique vibrancy. Enter the new discipline of lists and scorekeeping to provide the metrics that help us decide where we should locate our careers, our money, and our lives on this planet.
Most Prominent Types of Scorecards
We compiled a list of some of the most widely used world indexes around. We found a great deal of variety in the types and categories available. Here it is (and if you are aware of any more, do add them to the list):