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Posted On: 25 June 2018 12:04 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:18 pm

​Qatar up 11 points in its ranking as one of “The World’s Most Reputable Countries”

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Qatar gained 11 points in the “The World’s Most Reputable Countries — 2018 Country RepTrack”, as compared to its ranking in 2016, and is the 42ndmost reputable country in the world with a total score of 51.5. In 2016, Qatar was no.53 and had a total score of 46.8, while in 2017, it was no.41 with 51.5.

The Reputation Institute, the world's leading research and advisory firm for reputation, made the ranking public a few days ago after conducting a survey of over 58,000 individuals from Japan, United States of America, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany. The individuals of these countries were surveyed from March 2018 up to April 2018. 55 countries were taken into account based on their gross domestic product and understanding with a minimum 51% of the G8 population. Other aspects taken into account were financial stability, integrated communication, how the countries perceived corruption, economic, social and ethical policies, attractive lifestyle, visual appeal and alluring landscapes, along with the friendliness of the people.

The top 10 countries in 2018 are

  1. Sweden
  2. Finland
  3. Switzerland
  4. Norway
  5. New Zealand
  6. Australia
  7. Canada
  8. Japan
  9. Denmark
  10. Netherlands

The 10 least reputable countries (in order) this year are

  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Algeria
  • Colombia
  • Bangladesh
  • Kazakhstan
  • Venezuela

The reason for the relatively low rankings is these countries’ low scores on vital aspects like ethical government, appealing lifestyle and conscientiously taking part in the global community. According to the Reputation Institute, the reputation and credibility of a country has a substantial impact on trade revenue and tourism. With every one-point rise in a country’s reputation, there is a 0.3% rise in the export rates, along with a 0.9% rise in the number of tourists per capita. The country’s size and its economy overall are not as important a consideration in the ranking (Source).

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