Dr. Christian H. Kälin

Investment Migration Pioneer, Legal Scholar, Author and Editor, Advisor to Governments, Inventor, Humanitarian, Global Citizen

Kälin – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index


The Kälin – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) ranks the objective value of all nationalities as legal statuses of attachment to states. Using a wide variety of strictly quantifiable data to gauge the opportunities presented and limitations imposed by nationalities on their holders, the QNI provides a comprehensive ranking of the intrinsic quality of each citizenship status of the world. Both the internal value (economic opportunities, human development, and peace and stability) and the external value (including the number and quality of visa-free travel and, crucially, settlement destinations) of all the nationalities of the world are measured, only to reveal the reality that the quality of nationalities is not correlated with the prestige of the issuing states.

The full QNI dataset on which this work is based is available in open access on Mendeley.

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Dr. Christian H. Kälin

Dr. Christian H. Kälin, TEP, IMCM, Chairman of Henley & Partners, is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in investment migration and citizenship-by-investment, a field he pioneered.

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