Rabat - Morocco has been ranked 115th among 145 countries in terms of how its citizens feel about and experience their daily lives, according to a global survey released on Wednesday.
Rabat – Morocco has been ranked 115th among 145 countries in terms of how its citizens feel about and experience their daily lives, according to a global survey released on Wednesday.
Expert in global well-being Healthways and world-leading consulting firm Gallup have released the ‘Gallup– Healthways State of Global Well-Being: 2014’ Report on well-being around the world.
The index measures well-being across five elements (purpose, social, financial, community and physical) and individual responses are categorized as thriving, struggling or suffering.
Countries are ranked on the basis of the percentage of population that is thriving in three or more of these elements. The report’s methodology defined the five elements as follows:
Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals.
Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life.
Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security.
Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride and having pride in your community.
Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.
According to the report, only 9.5 per cent of Moroccans are thriving in three or more categories. Morocco scored well in the physical category (73rd), but lagged behind in the community element (128th) and social area (111).
Few Moroccans like what they do on a daily basis and they are anything but motivated to achieve their goals, ranking 137th globally. In the financial area (90th), less Moroccans are capable of managing their economic life.
In the MENA region, UAE topped the list ranking (21st) globally, followed by Israel (22nd), Saudi Arabia (27th), Bahrain (31st), Kuwait (45th),Algeria (64th), Lebanon (89th) Yemen (90th), Jordan (101st), Iraq (102nd), Palestine (112th), Egypt (129th) and Tunisia (141st).
According to the report, Panama was the nation with the highest well-being for the second consecutive year, while Afghanistan was the nation with the lowest overall well-being.
Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark and Finland took nine of the top 10 spots in the financial category.
More than 146,000 interviews in 145 countries were conducted for the 2014 analysis, which “shows that people with higher well-being have higher productivity, lower health-care costs, are more resilient in the face of challenges and are more likely to contribute to the success of their organizations and communities,” according to the report.