Democratic Resilience Index

GlobalFocus Center launches the Democratic Resilience Index, the first quantitative instrument specifically designed to measure democratic resilience, elaborated for the European Commission and the German Marshall Fund, with pilot results in Romania, Hungary and the Republic of Moldova.

The index proposes a completely new approach and methodology, grounded in both academic literature and institutional practice, aiming to identify the triggers of resilience in emerging and consolidated democracies, through a multi-dimensional assessment matrix including Politics and Governance, Media and Civil society, Economy and Foreign Affairs. It reveals the institutional/ structural resilience drivers in each country, elite agency, the key buffers against democratic backsliding, the potential crisis triggers, and provides recommendations of policy interventions designed to build more resilient democracies.