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Mauritius 49th globally in Global Knowledge Index 2021

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Mauritius 49th globally in Global Knowledge Index 2021

Mauritius is a moderately performing country in terms of knowledge infrastructure. The country ranks 49th out of 154 in the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) 2021.

National knowledge performance positions Mauritius in 2nd place on the African continent, behind the Seychelles. The survey was conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The ranking is based on the assessment of seven main areas. These are pre-university education, technical and vocational education and training, higher education, research, development and innovation, information and communication technology, the economy and the general environmental friendliness.

The Seychelles ranks first on the African continent by occupying 44th place through a score of 55 out of 100. Mauritius is in second in the continent and 49th in the overall ranking. Egypt is third in Africa by ranking 53rd out of 154.

Botswana (70th), Tunisia (83rd) close the continental TOP 5. South Africa (84th) is sixth, ahead of Cape Verde (93rd), Namibia (98th), Morocco (101st) and Kenya (105th).

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sweeps the top spot by ranking eleventh in the world through a score of 67.3 out of 100.

In the world, Switzerland is still in on the top. Sweden has moved from fourth place to second. The United States dropped to third place while Finland is fourth, losing one place.

The worst performing countries are the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) which ranks 152nd, followed by Niger (153rd) and Chad(154th).

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