News of March 2017

22.03.17

Uruguay, more prosperous by the day

Uruguay, more prosperous by the day

The 2016 edition of the index positioned Uruguay as the strongest overall performer in Central and South America, showing particular improvement in the categories of personal freedom and governance. The index highlights that in the last five years the country attained third place in the region with respect to per capita income growth.

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22.03.17

Inclusive Development Index 2017

Inclusive Development Index 2017

Uruguay ranked sixth among developing economies in the World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Development Index, which measures indicators such as education, basic services, infrastructure, and corruption, among others.

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10.03.17

Uruguay ranks among the world’s top 10 free countries

Uruguay ranks among the world’s top 10 free countries

Every year, Freedom House, a non-governmental organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York, issues an annual study on the state of political rights and civil liberties, which includes a global freedom ranking. For the 2017 edition of its flagship Freedom in the World report it assessed 195 countries and 14 territories around the globe, using the data gathered to build the freedom ranking. Of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (or 45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, and 49 (25%) Not Free.

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