Morocco is satisfied with the improvement of another place in the Global Welfare Index.
Morocco’s ranking in the Global Prosperity Index has not improved over the past five years as it has remained roughly where it was in 2017, according to an index published by Britain’s Legat Institute.
Morocco has only been able to improve its ranking in the 2023 index compared to the ranking it held five years ago, as it was ranked 96th in the world, while it was ranked 97th in the 2017 index.
Morocco fared better than the countries of the Maghreb region, ahead of Tunisia at 99th, Algeria at 109th and Libya at 146th.
Morocco ranks tenth among countries in the Middle East and North Africa region after Israel, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey.
According to data contained in the index, which covers 149 countries on different continents, Israel is the most prosperous country in the Middle East and North Africa region, ranking 33rd in the world, followed by the United Arab Emirates, which is expected to rank 44th. in the world, followed by Qatar, which ranks 46th.
The British Legatome index is based on the assessment of the well-being of countries according to a set of criteria related to democracy and the well-being of citizens, such as governance, security, business climate, environment and economy…
The report found a number of weaknesses for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, mainly presented in the deterioration of security, governance, personal freedoms and the state of human capital, which forced them to take the last places on these criteria.
In addition, the index indicates that the region is experiencing an escalating threat of terrorism, conflict and conflict, as well as “greater suppression of freedom of expression and association”, which has resulted in countries in the region achieving a ranking lower than the global average.
Conflicts in a number of countries in the region, especially in Syria, Yemen and Libya, have affected their ratings, as the index shows an increase in the number of terrorist attacks, with the average number of victims increased from 9.2 to 52 deaths per capita. million people.
At the economic level, the wealth index recorded the weakness of the region’s economies, as they recorded the highest unemployment rate at 24.6 percent and the lowest integration of women into the labor market at 24 percent.
On the other hand, the Legatome index showed that countries in the Middle East and North Africa region are experiencing some improvement in education levels, with a greater emphasis on primary education, adult development, in addition to educational attainment. infrastructure and living conditions of citizens.
The index tracked an increase in high school completion rates for students in the Mena region from 71 percent to 77 percent and a decline in maternal mortality from 127 deaths to 104 deaths per thousand.
Israel topped the list of countries in the Middle East and North Africa in the wealth index and ranked 33rd in the world as it has benefited from a strong investment climate.
In general, the global welfare index has been stable over the past three years as a result of the weakness that characterized the performance of the institutions and economies of the countries.