The 2IPD explained
The UPU's Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) is a composite index providing an overview of postal development around the world, with 172 countries covered in 2022. The basic input into this measurement consists of UPU data, including postal big data (with billions of records captured since 2013), official UPU statistics (more than 100 indicators), and key UPU surveys.
The richness of the data consolidation process that underpins the 2IPD’s production makes it the most comprehensive measurement of postal services on a global scale. Since it was first published in 2017, the 2IPD has rapidly become the UPU’s flagship index, also providing input into well-known and respected indices produced by peer intergovernmental organizations, including UNCTAD’s B2C E-Commerce Index.
The 2IPD 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 index 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.
Previous editions of the Postal Development Report