According to a new global ranking of “Best Countries”, Pakistan has been ranked as the 20th most powerful country worldwide and 74th in overall top countries category.
The ranking was concluded by a report carried forward by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting. The report also saw United States falling from the 4th position to 7th this year in the overall best countries category. Switzerland has been ranked the No.1 country in the world, whereas India has been ranked the 16th most powerful country.
When surveyed on being an influential country in the world, Pakistan has been ranked as the 40th most influential country across the world while in the education category, the country is last among 80 evaluated countries.
The 2017 Best Countries rankings are based on a survey, conducted after the US presidential election, including 21,000 business leaders, informed elites and general citizens who were asked about their views on certain aspects of different countries.
Conclusively, the category of most powerful nations was topped by United States followed by Russia, China, the United Kingdom and Germany. Pakistan was given the 61st rank among movers and upcoming economies, 59th in the category of entrepreneurship, 63rd in studying abroad, 66th in starting a business, 67th in heritage, 68th in open for business, 69th in green living, 70th in cultural influence, 70th in women rights, 75th in headquarter a corporation, 76th in citizenship, 76th in transparency, 77th in quality of life, 78th in adventure, 78th in forward looking, 79th in raising children and 79th in the category of traveling alone.