Ger­many tops the world’s qual­ity of na­tion­al­ity in­dex, Egypt ranks 130

There is no di­rect cor­re­la­tion be­tween the power of the state and the qual­ity of its na­tion­al­ity, says QNI co-au­thor

The Daily News Egypt - - Front Page - By Mo­hamed Samir

Ger­mans have the high­est qual­ity of na­tion­al­ity for the sixth year in a row, fol­lowed by both French and Dan­ish, ac­cord­ing to the Hen­ley & Part­ners – Kochenov Qual­ity of Na­tion­al­ity In­dex (QNI). While the United King­dom ranked 12, and United States 29.

QNI ranks na­tion­al­i­ties on a scale from 0% to 100% based on the lev­els of free­dom and qual­ity of life cit­i­zens en­joy, and op­por­tu­ni­ties for per­sonal growth. These rank­ings com­prise of both in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal fac­tors and are based on data from World Bank, the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion, the In­sti­tute for Eco­nomics and Peace.

Among the 195 na­tion­al­i­ties listed in the in­dex, Ger­many oc­cu­pies the first place, with a score of 82.7%, on the other hand, Afghanistan lies on the bot­tom of the list with a score of only 14.6%, Egypt ranked 130 with a score of 23.9% ris­ing from 22.6% in last year’s QNI.

“The key premise of the in­dex is that it’s pos­si­ble to com­pare the rel­a­tive worth of na­tion­al­i­ties, as op­posed to, sim­ply, states. Im­por­tantly, there is no di­rect cor­re­la­tion be­tween the power of the state and the qual­ity of its na­tion­al­ity. Na­tion­al­ity plays a sig­nif­i­cant part in de­ter­min­ing our op­por­tu­ni­ties and as­pi­ra­tions, and the QNI al­lows us to an­a­lyse this ob­jec­tively,” said Prof Dr Dim­itry Kochenov, co-au­thor of the QNI and a lead­ing con­sti­tu­tional law pro­fes­sor.

United Arab Emi­rates se­cured the top place in both the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC) and the Arab League coun­tries, rank­ing 49 glob­ally, while Egypt came in the 11 place in Arab League coun­tries, and Su­dan came in the last place with a 155-global rank.

More­over, African Union coun­tries are still lag­ging be­hind the EU and Latin Amer­ica in re­gard to the de­vel­op­ment of free travel and free set­tle­ment.

Con­se­quently, most African na­tion­al­i­ties are still ranked in the sec­ond half of all par­tic­i­pat­ing states as na­tion­al­i­ties of only Medium Qual­ity: The Cape Verdean na­tion­al­ity ranked 86 in the QNI Gen­eral Rank­ing, fol­lowed by South African (87), Ghana­ian (89), Botswanan (91), and Gam­bian (94) na­tion­al­i­ties.

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