Международные индексы как инструмент оценки развития государств
This article is devoted to the study of the main country development aspects in current conditions. It has been proposed to use the international indices as a tool for analyzing and evaluating the state’s development. The article also shows the necessity of statistical practices applying for the formation of an objective view of the current global processes, their correct perception and interpretation. Particular attention is paid to the selection of the most appropriate international indices and methods for analyzing the selected data set in order to build a development classification map. This map, received on the results of principal component method and cluster analysis, allows to determine the groups of similar developed countries and regions.