The Slovak-based Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS) created and launched in 2016 a Bureaucracy Index. Its goal is to establish a comprehensive list and subsequent cost of bureaucratic burden in a national economy. The Bureaucracy Index is a simple and transparent quantification of the proverbial “red tape”, which is often mentioned by media, but rarely in any quantitative terms.
INESS aims to spread the idea worldwide and enable international comparison of bureaucracy burden, especially for enterprises.
In order to achieve this goal, they are searching for international partners, who would be up for the challenge of creating their national version of a Bureaucracy Index. Therefore, they’ve created a guide on how to implement it. You can also download a leaflet of the project.