The 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 163 countries including India, on 25 performance indicators tracked across ten well-established policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality.

Fueled by advances in information technology, data-driven decisionmaking has transformed every corner of society, from business to biology. In the policy domain, quantitative performance metrics have reshaped decisionmaking processes in many arenas, including economics, health care, and education.