February 24, 2024

For the continued 14 years running, UAE carries-the Arab world’s most prosperous nation tag


The global ranking is dominated by Denmark pioneering its way to topmost position and nine European nations within the top ten list and the UK within the 13 position.

The UAE-Arab league’s most prosperous nation tag has been still maintained in by the emirate for the continued 14th year in tandem, while the European Union domineered the global pioneer list, as according to the latest Legatum Prosperity Index.

Out of the 167 nations, riding particularly around the Enterprise conditions, Market access, as well as infrastructure, the Emirates notched up 42nd position. Denmark leads the global index position, with European nation taking nine out of top ten spots as well as the UK coming in the 13th place.

Shaun Flanagan, Director for Metrics at Legatum institute commented that “The UAE among the GCC territory has witnessed a huge surge in four rankings over past decade, meaning surge within the prosperity, however, relative to other nations, its enhanced swiftly…. and that they can view that particularly being bolstered by the enhancements within the open economies domain.”

The current year 2020s index depicts in the data pool collected before the pandemic, witnessing global prosperity that stood within a record high before the advent of the crisis. An accumulated data from 147 nations that have accomplished better prosperity levels within the past ten years, powered hugely by surge in Health, Education, Living Condition and more open economies.  

The current index, now within the 14th year, would assesses how better nations promote economic as well as social well-being of their inhabitants within three domains: inclusive of societies, open economies as well as empowerment people.

However, the surging slowed down within past twelve months principal up for the pandemic, via stagnating progress within the Asia-Pacific-the traditional driver behind rising prosperity levels-within the areas such as safety as well as security, personal freedom as well as economic quality and education. Western Europe as well as North America also experienced gradual surge.

Mr. Flangan stated the Data from sources like World Economic Forum and the World Bank indicated a slump down in business confidence in few of these territories, particularly within UK as well as North America.

While 86 percent of the whole global population lived in nations that experienced surged prosperity within 2017 and 2018, it slumped further to 61 percent within 2019 and 2020.

“In the UK, for an illustration, which came 13th on the list, there is uncertainty about the Brexit and what the forthcoming is going to hold,” he stated. “But in the US, it’s even more tough to pinpoint, but experts are hovering some concerns about assurance in labour market elasticity and the ability for productions to be able to access credit and finance.”

The index also emphasized threatening signs for the UK’s ability to protect and build its prosperity, with personal and family relationships deteriorating over the previous 10 years.

The global economy is expected to slump down by 4.4 percent this year due to the financial fallout over the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Monetary Fund. The Washington-based lender sees the world economy rebounding to 5.2 percent in 2021.

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said last week that governments must be wary of withdrawing fiscal and monetary policy support “prematurely” to avoid hampering the global recovery.

This year has existing the biggest challenge to the world economy since the Second World War and Great Depression, Ms Georgieva stated.

In addition, public assurance in national government has been in deterioration and is now among the bottom levels seen across the world, “sparkly a momentous slump down in government effectiveness since 2017”, the rankings originate.

Philippa Stroud, chief executive of the Legatum Institute, stated that while the index showed that global prosperity was at its maximum ever level, there were also some threatening signs for the West.

“The Western world must be cautious of the trap of falling into a mindset of an overdeveloped society, vulnerable to entitlement and complacency,” she said.

“This is a murky instant of global emergency, but we must not focus solely on the immediate crisis or we will bound future prosperity. Never has it been more significant for leaders to recognise the holistic nature of prosperity and make planned choices to further build inclusive societies and more open economies.”

A closer look at the Middle East and North Africa suggests that sustained instability across the region means progress on prosperity since 2010 has been slow, and the region as a whole has underperformed against the global average.

However, further extension of telecommunications infrastructure was noted as an enhancement, with the average number of broadband subscriptions per capita almost quadrupling in the last decade.

Another positive has been reliable improvement in education, with only Jordan and Syria weakening. “For most countries, this has been due to an enhancement in tertiary education, with employment rates across the territory increasing from 32 percent to 44 percent since 2010,” the index stated further.

Looking ahead, Mr Flanagan said the possessions of Covid-19 will hinder numerous aspects of the index next year, particularly open economies due to travel restrictions, and living conditions as individuals will lose their jobs. “The ability to contact income is going to be affected, along with health and education, and we’ll see the effects of that coming through next year,” he stated.



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