‘Sul­tanate third best Arab coun­try for an im­mi­grant’

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Wash­ing­ton, US - The sul­tanate has come third on the Arab level and 30th on the world level at the Best Coun­try to be an Im­mi­grant, ac­cord­ing to a new anal­y­sis by the US News and World Re­port.

A new rank­ing of the best coun­tries to be an im­mi­grant has placed Swe­den on the top spot, closely fol­lowed by Canada, Switzer­land, Australia, Ger­many and the US.

The US News and World Re­port, which com­piled the rank­ing, said it looked at mea­sures such as eco­nomic sta­bil­ity, in­come equal­ity and job mar­kets to cre­ate its list, us­ing a spe­cial sur­vey of the opin­ions of more than 21,000 busi­ness lead­ers as well as mem­bers of the pub­lic. The rank­ing’s au­thors say they also used data from the World Bank and the United Na­tions (UN) on mi­grant pop­u­la­tions in dif­fer­ent coun­tries, as well as the amount of re­mit­tance sent back to their coun­try of birth.

Eric Gertler, co-chair­man of US News and the New York Daily News, said that the ex­pe­ri­ence of cre­at­ing the best coun­tries’ rank­ing showed them that many peo­ple view im­mi­gra­tion as the most im­por­tant is­sue in the world. “With the re­cent spot­light on im­mi­gra­tion in the US and abroad, we wanted to dive into its po­ten­tial ben­e­fits and chal­lenges on a coun­try’s per­ceived eco­nomic sta­tus in the world.

“Our aim with this pack­age was to fo­cus on the eco­nomic as­pects of im­mi­gra­tion and the im­pacts this could have on a coun­try’s per­ceived stand­ing in the world,” said Dei­dre McPhillips, a US News data re­porter who helped de­sign the rank­ings.

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