Estonia, Lithuania rated top reformers by Bertelsmann

  • 2009-12-28
  • Oskars Magone

The Bertelsmann Foundation found that Estonia was one of the top reformers out of 128 countries. (Photo: The Bertelsmann Foundation)

TALLINN - Estonia and Lithuania have earned positions in the top 10 economic and political reformers list, released by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Estonia was ranked fourth among world’s Top 10 most successful political and economic reformers. Lithuania was in seventh place, while Latvia trailed behind at 13th.

The top three performers on the study were the Czech Republic, Slovenia adn Taiwan. Estonia fell one place from the previous survey, where it was ranked third.

Estonia earned third place in the Management Index portion of the study, trailing behind Uruguay and Chile. Neither of the other two Baltic states earned places on the top ten list in that category.

The survey, which is released every two years, covered a total of 128 countries. It evaluated the state of democracy and market economy in countries, as well as the quality of the political scene.

The Bertelsmann Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Germany. Its main aims are to promote reforms and democracy, especially in government, social and economic contexts.