Top Arab Country on the ‘Good Country Index’ Is Tunisia

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Thirty-five separate ranking criteria put Tunisia at the top of Arab countries on the Good Country Index – © Photo: AFP/File

Tunisia has held the top spot on the Arab level and 48th worldwide in the “Good Country” Index, according to statistics published on the Good Country website.

The Good Country Index is a league table based on 35 separate indicators from sources including the United Nations and the World Bank.

The report, which weighs up a country’s contributions to the planet and the human race relative to its size ‒ measured in GDP ‒ is the brainchild of leading policy advisor Simon Anholt, whose aim is “to find ways of encouraging countries to collaborate and co-operate a lot more and compete a bit less”.

Egypt held the second position on the Arab level, followed by Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon then Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.

According to their website, the Good Country Index is “to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size. Using a wide range of data from the UN and other international organizations, we’ve given each country a balance-sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between.”

Sweden is at the top of the report, followed by Denmark. The United States was ranked 12th. Libya occupied the last place, i.e. the 163rd rank in the report.

Editor’s note: This article has been edited from the original. 

Source: © Tap 2016


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