Published: 2018-05-03 11:16
Last Updated: 2018-05-03 12:22
Jordan has been placed 68 out of the 80 countries ranked by the 2018 Best Countries report issued by the U.S. News & World Report. This puts the country eighth among the 10 arab countries assessed in the third edition of the report.
The first three countries globally come as no surprise in the face of Switzerland, Canada and Germany. The first Arab country is Qatar at the 35 spot, with Saudi Arabia following closely at the 37th spot. Egypt, Morocco, Bahrain and Tunis precede Jordan while Lebanon occupies the 75th place. The last country among the Arab nations is Algeria, which also occupies the last place on the overall list.
The results were based on the survey of over 21,000 informed elites and business decision-makers in 36 countries and weight nine subrankings to reach their conclusion. The subrankings are Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Quality of Life, Power, Heritage, Open for Business, Movers, and Adventure.
While Jordan’s ranking for power was rated at 32nd place, quality of life was not perceived highly as the country was ranked 75th in that category. Openness for business and citizenship in Jordan were also fared poorly as they took the 72 spot. Last year Jordan occupied the 67 spot, which indicates consistency.
It is no surprise that Jordan was rated 72 in citizenship, as the metric takes into consideration human rights and gender equality. The statistics are backed up by a recent report released by Human Rights Watch on women’s citizenship rights in Jordan.