Measuring Globalization: The Global Top 20

For the third year in a row, Ireland ranks as the most global nation in our survey, due to the country’s deep economic links and high levels of personal contact with the rest of the world. Western Europe claimed 6 out of the 10 most globally integrated countries in this year’s survey. And the United ...

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For the third year in a row, Ireland ranks as the most global nation in our survey, due to the country's deep economic links and high levels of personal contact with the rest of the world. Western Europe claimed 6 out of the 10 most globally integrated countries in this year's survey. And the United States broke into the top 10, ranking first in the number of secure servers and Internet hosts per capita. Countries from Central and Eastern Europe, Australasia, and Southeast Asia also made it into the upper tier.

Economic Integration: trade, foreign direct investment, portfolio capital flows, and investment income
Technological Connectivity: Internet users, Internet hosts, and secure servers
Personal Contact: international travel and tourism, international telephone traffic, and remittances and personal transfers (including worker remittances, compensation to employees, and other person-to-person and nongovernmental transfers)
Political Engagement: memberships in international organizations, personnel and financial contributions to U.N. Security Council missions, international treaties ratified, and governmental transfers

For the third year in a row, Ireland ranks as the most global nation in our survey, due to the country’s deep economic links and high levels of personal contact with the rest of the world. Western Europe claimed 6 out of the 10 most globally integrated countries in this year’s survey. And the United States broke into the top 10, ranking first in the number of secure servers and Internet hosts per capita. Countries from Central and Eastern Europe, Australasia, and Southeast Asia also made it into the upper tier.

Economic Integration: trade, foreign direct investment, portfolio capital flows, and investment income
Technological Connectivity: Internet users, Internet hosts, and secure servers
Personal Contact: international travel and tourism, international telephone traffic, and remittances and personal transfers (including worker remittances, compensation to employees, and other person-to-person and nongovernmental transfers)
Political Engagement: memberships in international organizations, personnel and financial contributions to U.N. Security Council missions, international treaties ratified, and governmental transfers

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