The budget is full of forecasts about where the economy is going, but other indicators are often more helpful.
Australia's economic indicators are showing worrying signs, with business confidence falling in the face of continued low interest rates.
Science and technology is seen as a key driver of a nation's economic fortunes. How is the African continent faring a decade after the first major global survey on countries' performance?
Governance indicators have become essential for policy formation and political decision-making, helping us make sense of the messy social world, manage and govern it.