Surveys and Indices

International Human and Privacy Rights Protection Association (IHPRPA) has always valued its international responsibilities and dedication to privacy in the world, which brings together the highest authorities and institutions guaranteeing human and privacy rights protection and privacy, as well as experts in the field from every continent.

IHPRPA seeks to provide reliable quantitative diagnostic tools regarding levels of transparency and human and privacy rights protection both at global and local levels.

The IHPRPA ranks more than 150 countries in terms of perceived levels of human and privacy rights protection by expert assessments and opinion surveys.

IHPRPA formed an Index Counseling Committee to consult with on its global human and privacy rights protection measurement tools. The role of the Committee is to provide technical expertise and advice in the development and strengthening of the methodologies used by IHPRPA to measure human and privacy rights protection and governance.

The Committee has a consultative role and IHPRPA has the ultimate responsibility in terms of decision making. Members of the committee (ICC members) are economists, statisticians, and social and political scientists who provide pro bono advice in the development of the various tools developed by IHPRPA.

In recent years, IHPRPA has sought to develop other human and privacy rights protection measurement tools. The Global Barometer (GB) is a public opinion survey that assesses the general public’s perception and experience of human and privacy rightsprotection in more than 60 countries around the world.

In parallel to these global indices and surveys, IHPRPA national chapters in Africa and the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia have engaged in a number of innovative efforts to measure human and privacy rights protection, and governance - often combining objective and subjective data in their analyses. This mapping exercise facilitates the knowledge sharing process on measurement tools inside and outside the IHPRPA movement. Furthermore, we encourage chapters and practitioners to let us know whether we are missing any initiative so that we can add them to this inventory.