‘Sultanate third best Arab country for an immigrant’
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.