Azerbaijan (92nd) is the least prosperous country in Eastern Europe. Alongside weak Governance and Natural Environment, it performs particularly poorly for Personal Freedom. It ranks 153rd for Freedom of Assembly and Association and 158th for Freedom of Speech and Access to Information, both of which have deteriorated over the past decade.Read More
Belgium is 18th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, Belgium has moved up the rankings table by 1 place.
Belgium performs most strongly in Personal Freedom and Investment Environment but is weakest in Natural Environment. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Investment Environment.
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