ICBC Standard Bank Belt & Road Economic Indices
Economic Health Index
In conjunction with ICBC Standard Bank, Oxford Economics developed two ground-breaking indices to help investors, policymakers and other stakeholders understand economic developments in the Belt & Road region. The Economic Health Index (EHI) will help support client investment and hedging decisions.
It will do this by providing an accessible and easy to use guide for investors to compare the investment climates of the different countries along the Belt and Road region, and identify, track, and weigh up economic and political risks across these economies. The China Connectivity Index (CCI) tracks the evolution, nature and broader economic benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative, through measuring bilateral connectivity with China, and will help facilitate future policy dialogue around the success of the Belt and Road Initiative
China Connectivity Index
Formally launched in 2013, China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, spanning 65 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Europe, has the potential to accelerate economic development both in China and across individual countries through mutually beneficial increased economic connectivity. Many of the B&R economies are constrained by infrastructure bottlenecks, inhibiting growth and trade both in the countries concerned, and more widely, via the disruption to global trade. B&R aims to make a decisive contribution to upgrading infrastructure across these continents, unleashing increased connectivity, and boosting sustainable and inclusive growth for all of the 65 countries.