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Global Knowledge Index: Morocco 101st in the world

The fifth edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) unveiled its results and Morocco ranks 10th in the Arab world and 101st globally.

Morocco ranked 10th in the Arab world and 101st globally out of 154 countries, in the fifth edition of the “Global Knowledge Index 2021”, which was announced by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation.

Switzerland ranked first globally, followed by Sweden, then the United States, Finland and the Netherlands. The Knowledge Index for 2021 has seen broad regional and global participation, based on the growing interest in knowledge as a major catalyst for economic and social growth.

The United Arab Emirates ranked first in the Arab world and 11th globally, followed by Qatar in 38th place, while Saudi Arabia ranked 40th, Kuwait (48th), Sultanate of Oman (52nd), Egypt (53rd), Bahrain (55th), Tunisia (83rd), Lebanon (92nd), Morocco (101st), Jordan (103rd), Algeria (111th), Iraq (137th) and Sudan (145th), Mauritania (147th) and Yemen (150th).

The “Global Knowledge Index 2021” aims to measure knowledge at the global level as a global concept closely linked to sustainable development and to the various dimensions of contemporary human life. The index is part of the partnership between the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation and the United Nations Development Program through the “Knowledge Project”.

The index for the year 2021 at the global level showed that the number of participating countries increased to 154 countries, compared to 138 last year.

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