The state of globalization within the Center East and North Africa – take a better have a look at the DHL World Connectedness Index
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 & North Africa (https://bit.ly/2VHyVZl), published last week on DHL’s Logistics of Things (https://bit.ly/2U6hJvL), takes a closer look and shows potential opportunities and the solidarity of the region is endangered.
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 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 of central importance for progress at 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. “
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Note to the editors:
The DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020 (GCI) was published in December 2020 by DHL and the NYU Stern School of Business. The report, now in its seventh edition, was commissioned by DHL and written by Steven A. Altman and Phillip Bastian of New York University’s Stern School of Business. The methodology used to calculate the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020 is largely unchanged from previous editions of the index. The only significant methodological change introduced in this edition is the inclusion of international scientific research collaboration as part of the information pillar of the index. The data used to calculate the index has been completely updated to both extend the results to 2019 and to include revised source data for previous years. They document and analyze the degree of globalization, both at the global level and for 169 countries and territories, which together make up 99% of global GDP and 98% of the population. The report and additional background information can be downloaded from www.DHL.com/GCI.