The state of globalization within the Center East and North Africa
The DHL Global Connectedness Index (www.DHL.com/GCI) shows that the rapidly developing region of the Middle East and North Africa is rising steadily in the ranking of global connectivity. Top Highlights 2020: Middle East and North Africa (https://bit.ly/2VHyVZl), published last week on DHL’s Logistics of Things (bit.ly/2U6hJvL), takes a closer look at potential opportunities and threats to connectivity of the region.
According to the 7th is well above the global average. The index measures four international flows of activity – trade, capital, information and people – using over 3.5 million data points tracked in 169 countries.
The movement of people, trade, capital and information is central to progress at the national and regional levels
The MENA region includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
The GCI 2020 also found the United Arab Emirates to be the highest overall ranking in the region in terms of global connectivity and the fourth largest country in the world. The second highest MENA country is Israel in 24th. and hydrocarbon exports. Intra-regional flows, however, are small, with the strongest flows to and from outside the region – Europe and Asia – being driven by economic, geographic and political factors.
“The movement of people, trade, capital and information is central to progress on a national and regional level. The countries in the four most connected regions have on average five times the GDP per capita than those in the least connected, ”says Nour Suliman, CEO of DHL Express Middle East and North Africa. “The message is clear; If we want to get ahead in the Middle East and North Africa, we have to go together. “
For more information, see DHL’s Logistics of Things: https://bit.ly/2U53APs
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