Geneva – The city of Casablanca ranked 22nd in the 2014 Emerging Cities Outlook (ECO), according to the A.T. Kearney.
A report by the international think tank, quoted by the Ecofin agency, says that the Moroccan economic capital is among eight African cities ranked in the ECO.
They are Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Tunis, Casablanca, Cairo and Lagos.
A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities Index (GCI) examines a comprehensive list of 84 cities on every continent, measuring how globally engaged they are across 26 metrics.
The companion Emerging Cities Outlook (ECO) complements the GCI by analyzing the likelihood that 34 cities in low- and middle-income countries will improve their global positioning over the next 10 to 20 years.
By focusing on the elements that contribute to the generation, attraction, and retention of global capital, people, and ideas, the GCI and ECO can be powerful tools in the hands of policy makers and business leaders.