n Africa Country Benchmark Report (ACBR) - Southern Africa - a contextual analysis of Southern African evaluations - regional analysis

Volume 2017 Number 1
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Mauritius has the highest aggregate score on the ACBR 2017 index, at 61.36 a full five points above second-place Seychelles. However, scoring also five points above Southern Africa’s second place finisher, South Africa, the successful island nation is an anomaly. From South Africa downward to Angola, an evenly-spaced decline occurs. Countries’ performances are determined by their degree of political freedom, which informs the amount of economic freedom that fuels business opportunities, educational advancements and accomplishments in health and gender equality.

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