Why India fares poorly in global indices

The decline in India’s rankings on a number of global opinion-based indices are due to “cherry-picking of certain media reports” and are primarily based on the opinions of a group of unknown “experts”, a recent study has concluded.It found that while such indices cannot be ignored as “mere opinions” since they feed into World Bank’s World Governance Indicators (WGI), there needs to be a closer inspection on the methodology used to arrive at the data.