Côte d’Ivoire (120th) has experienced the greatest improvement in its prosperity of any country in the world in the past decade. It has seen major improvements in all pillars apart from Personal Freedom and Natural Environment, rising 24 places in the global rankings as a result. It has made particularly strong progress in Economic Quality since 2011, with high-tech manufactured exports more than doubling as a share of total exports.Read More
Belgium is 23rd in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, Belgium has moved down the rankings table by 2 places.
Belgium performs most strongly in Living Conditions and Infrastructure & Market Access but is weakest in Social Capital. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Natural Environment.
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