The recently published Good Country Index assesses the contribution of each country “to the good of humanity”, and on the contrary, it deprives it of proportion to its size.
Morocco ranks 77th out of 153 countries in the Good Country Index, developed by British policy advisor Simon Anholt. This report assesses the contribution of each country “to the good of humanity”, and on the contrary what it deprives it in proportion to its surface.
The index is based on a battery of 35 distinct indicators mainly provided by various UN agencies and the World Bank. These are combined into seven categories: science and technology; culture; peace and international security; world order; planet and climate; prosperity and equality; health and wellbeing.
Thus, Morocco is ahead of Togo (78th) and behind Ukraine (76th). It is 47th out of 153 countries in the science and technology indicator; 82nd in that of culture; 105th for peace and international security; 129th on the front of the world order; 100th for the planet and the climate; 37th in the prosperity and equality indicator; and finally 61st for health and well-being.
Morocco 8th in Africa and 4th in the Arab world
On the African scale, Morocco ranks eighth behind South Africa, which ranks first in Africa, followed by Mauritius (48th), Kenya (55th), Uganda (56th), Tunisia (62nd), Malawi (65th) and Senegal (75th). In the Arab world, Morocco ranks fourth, behind the United Arab Emirates (52nd worldwide), Tunisia and Kuwait (67th).
Overall, the ranking is dominated by Finland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland and Germany respectively. The last five countries are Suriname, Yemen, Mauritania, Libya and finally Iraq.
“Using a wide range of data from the United Nations and other international organizations, we have provided each country with a report showing at a glance whether it is a net creditor of humanity, a burden for the planet or another intermediate element,” said the Good Country Index. “We do not make moral judgments about countries. What we mean by the notion of a good country is a country that serves the interests of its people, but without harming, and preferably advancing, the interests of people in other countries as well,” index added.