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Ac­cord­ing to the Global Peace In­dex, Bhutan ranks 13th out of 163 coun­tries. With this, it is the most peace­ful coun­try among the eight South Asian coun­tries. 27 COR­RUP­TION

Bhutan took the 27th position out of 168 coun­tries on this year’s cor­rup­tion per­cep­tion in­dex. It has im­proved by three places as com­pared to the last sur­vey. It scored 65 points out of a 100 and is yet again the clean­est na­tion in the re­gion and 6th in Asia. 73 EASE OF DOING BUSI­NESS Bhutan scored an over­all of 65.37 out of a pos­si­ble 100 points in the Doing Busi­ness 2017 report. Even though it slipped down by two ranks and is cur­rently at the 73rd place out of 190 coun­tries, it is the eas­i­est coun­try to do busi­ness in South Asia. 94 PRESS FREE­DOM Bhutan showed a ma­jor im­prove­ment in this field as it moved up by 10 places in the World Press Free­dom In­dex as com­pared to last year. It now ranks 94th out of 180 coun­tries as re­leased by the Re­porters With­out Bor­ders. The coun­try scored a to­tal of 34.57 points out of a 100, with the lower score be­ing the bet­ter. It is in a higher rank­ing as com­pared to all other SAARC (South Asian As­so­ci­a­tion Re­gional Co­op­er­a­tion) coun­tries. 121 GEN­DER GAP Out of 144 coun­tries, Bhutan ranks 121st in the Global Gen­der Gap In­dex 2016 as re­leased by the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum report. It scored a to­tal of 0.642 points out of 1.00, which means equal rights. Out of all the SAARC coun­tries, Bhutan had the worst rank­ing in this field.

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