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
Italy is 30th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, Italy has remained at the same position.
Italy performs most strongly in Health and Infrastructure & Market Access but is weakest in Economic Quality. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Living Conditions.
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