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Egypt Ranks Among Top 10 Competitive MENA Countries in Business

Egypt Ranks Among Top 10 Competitive MENA Countries in Business

Sunday, 18 July, 2021 - 09:45
A general view of Cairo, Egypt. (File photo: AFP)

Egypt improved its position in the 2021 Coursera Global Skills Report, ranking among the top 10 competitive countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a report by Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC).


According to the business skills report, Egypt has ranked 47th among 108 world countries.


Egypt came in the category of competitive countries in business and data science, ranking 47th and 49 respectively.


The report's rankings are based on the efficiency of skills with future influence or skills in business, technology, and data science through four categories: most advanced countries, competitive countries, emerging countries, and developing countries.


Egypt jumped 38 places in the index of the safest countries in the world in 2021, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the large numbers of infections.


Egypt ranked 65th globally in 2021 among 134 countries, compared to 103rd out of 128 countries in 2019. Iceland, the UAE, and Qatar were the top 3 countries globally on the index in 2021.


The world's safest country index includes three main factors: Personal security, wars, and natural disasters, as well as risk factors stemming from COVID-19 pandemic.


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