Rabat - Morocco is 47th in US News’ ranking of the world’s 80 Best Countries 2018; Algeria came at the bottom of the listing.
Rabat – Morocco is 47th in US News’ ranking of the world’s 80 Best Countries 2018; Algeria came at the bottom of the listing.
Each year, the United States-based magazine updates its list of the world’s “best” 80 countries in consultation with Y&R’s BAV Consulting and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
The list scores countries on 65 criteria, which were then assembled into nine sub categories: Entrepreneurship, Quality of Life, Citizenship, Power, Movers, Adventure, Cultural Influence, Heritage and Open for Business.
Morocco’s best indicator is its “Heritage.” Scoring 15 points, the list’s creators praised the country as “culturally accessible,” noting also that Morocco “has a rich history, has great food, and many cultural attractions.”
According to the survey, of the country’s strengths is being different, distinctive, dynamic, and unique. In this category, dubbed “Movers,” the country scored 17 points.
The country’s third strongest feature is its “Adventure.” With 34 points, Morocco was deemed “friendly, fun, has pleasant climate and scenic views,” while its “Cultural Influence” scored 35 points.
In the category “Open for Business,” Morocco ranked relatively well, at 50 points, the country’s openness for business is better than South Africa, UAE, Turkey, and Brazil.
At 55 points, the quality of life in Morocco is better than in South Africa and Bahrain, but worse than Tunisia and Sri Lanka.
In terms of “Power,” Morocco received 60 points; in “entrepreneurship,” 63 points.
The list considered, Morocco’s weakest link to be its “Citizenship,” or “interest in human rights, the environment, gender equality, progressiveness, religious freedom, respects property rights, trustworthiness and well-distributed political power.”
At the continental level, South Africa outflanked the rest, followed by Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, and lastly Algeria, which was ranked 80th.
Globally, the leading top ten countries are Switzerland, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden, Australia, the United States, France, and the Netherlands.