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|Title:||Rankings and Ratings: Instructions for Use|
|Authors:||SAISANA Michaela; SALTELLI Andrea|
|Citation:||Hague Journal on the Rule of Law vol. 3 no. 2 p. 247-268|
|Publisher:||T.M.C.ASSER PRESS and Contributors|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Multidimensional measures (composite indicators, indices, ratings, league tables) can effectively underpin the development of data-driven narratives in support to policy. A controversy surrounds the use of these measures. We review some good and bad practices from the recent literature. We then discuss briefly a decalogue to develop a multidimensional measure. We argue in favour of a multi-modelling approach to represent different scenarios in the construction of an aggregate measure prior to drawing recommendations for policy making. Finally, we try to establish a link between the analytic use of well designed aggregate measures and the development of a robust culture of evaluation of policies based on evidence. An application of these concepts and tools to the Rule of Law index developed by the World Justice Project is given.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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