The UPU's Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) provides an overview of postal development around the globe. The results for 2019 cover 172 countries. The computation of the 2IPD stems from the integration of UPU postal big data – with over 22.9 billion tracking records since 2013 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 postal operators 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, postal operators and other sector stakeholders eager to understand the role that postal services can play in the era of e-commerce.