Zim comes last in global study


A GLOBAL study on prosperity launched last week ranked Zimbabwe in last position on a list of 50 countries that were evaluated in terms of material wealth, cost of living, affordability and life satisfaction of citizens.
The Global Prosperity Index 2007 was published by the Legatum Institute

for Global Development, a privately owned Dubai-based international investment firm.
The countries were rated using national statistics from the last 12 months on freedom of choice, health and climate.
Most political analysts blame President Robert Mugabe for mismanaging the country while the President blames the West and the sanctions it has imposed on the country for the economic woes in the country.
The researchers are said to have also used data on equality of opportunity, religious faith, income, political rights, civil liberties, unemployment levels and divorce rates.
“While no country has poor scores in every category, Zimbabwe comes closest. While its people report that they maintain a strong religious faith, this does not make up for extreme levels of ill-health, poverty, and unemployment, as well as high divorce rates,” the institute said about Zimbabwe at the launch.

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