The Structural Resilience issue describes a situation whereby a nation is able to respond to rapid change and disasters of all kind, from natural, cyber to financial, and remain a place of safety and security for its inhabitants. It includes framework conditions for a robust economy with regulated financial markets, fair trading structures, and corruption and bribery in check. The Structural Resilience issue relates to several aspects of the Sustainable Development Goal 16.
To measure the Structural Resilience issue, three publicly available indicators serve as proxies. These indicators include: quality of overall infrastructure (WEF GCI, 2005-2014) assessing the general infrastructure such as transport, telephony or energy; tolerance for immigrants (SPI, 2015) which evaluates people’s attitudes towards immigrants; and public sector corruption (SPI, 2015) that assesses the perceived level of public corruption. There are two more proxy indicators to be considered in the area of speculation and cyber-attacks aspects. Hopefully, relevant data will become globally available for a future revision.
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