Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD)
The UPU's Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) provides an overview of postal development around the globe. The results for 2018 cover 173 countries. The computation of the 2IPD stems from the integration of UPU postal big data - with over 5.1 billion tracking records in the year 2017 checked and analyzed, official UPU statistics, and key UPU surveys. The richness of the data consolidation process makes the 2IPD the most comprehensive measurement of postal services on a global scale.
This index offers a benchmark performance score (from 0 to 100) along four dimensions of postal development: reliability, reach, relevance and resilience. In addition to revealing the relative performance of Posts around the world, the 2IPD sheds light on how to foster postal development and maximize the efficiency of postal infrastructure. This makes the 2IPD a unique tool for policymakers, regulators, national Posts and other sector stakeholders eager to understand the role that postal services can play in the era of e-commerce.