PM: Gov’t goal to gain spots for Georgia in top 5 of all major global rankings

  • The Georgian Government is aiming to achieve the country being listed in the top five of all major global rankings in the coming years, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told the Parliament on Wednesday. Photo: PM's press office

Agenda.ge, 22 Jun 2022 - 18:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Government is aiming to achieve the country being listed in the top five of all major global rankings in the coming years, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told the Parliament on Wednesday. 

Garibashvili made the comment while presenting the annual report on the activities of the Government to the legislative body, telling MPs Georgia was already holding leading positions in various international rankings. He compared the country's achievements to those by Moldova and Ukraine in rankings by various organisations and said "everyone knows that we are unconditional leaders" among the Associated Trio states. 

The Government head cited Georgia’s  49th global position - and first in regional context - in the latest Rule of Law Index of the World Justice Project.

Do you know what place Ukraine holds [in the Index]? It is 74th globally and seventh in the region. Moldova ranks 73rd in the world and sixth in the region. According to the Rule of Law Index, Georgia is an unconditional leader", Garibashvili said.

He also cited the World Bank Governance Index, where Georgia is  ahead of Ukraine and Moldova, and the Open Budget Index, which has ranked the country first in the world. 

Other rankings Garibashvili noted to lawmakers included:

  • Economic Freedom Annual Report, published by the Fraser Institute, listed Georgia in fifth position, Ukraine in 129th and Moldova in 66th
  • Index of Economic Freedom by the Heritage Foundation placed Georgia 21st, Ukraine 130th and Moldova 78th
  • Corruption Risk Index lists Georgia in 29th place, while Ukraine is 104th and Moldova 115th
  • Global Index of Corruption by Transparency International - Georgia is in 41st position, Ukraine in 123rd, and Moldova in 115th
  • Corruption Perception Index - Georgia listed 45th, Ukraine 122nd, Moldova 105th
  • Safety Rating - Georgia in position, while Ukraine is 81st and Moldova 84th

The PM also mentioned the Crime Index by NUMBEO, which recognised Georgia as one of the safest countries in the world with its 14th position in the ranking. 

Garibashvili summarised the rankings by calling them "the result of our 10 years of work" in comments to lawmakers. 

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