The Human Truth Foundation

Republic of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

https://www.humantruth.info/ivory_coast.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Ivory Coast
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index157th best
CapitalYamoussoukro
Land Area 318 000km21
LocationAfrica
Population25.1m2
Life Expectancy58.60yrs (2017)3
GNI$5 217 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesCI, CIV, 3845
Internet Domain.ci6
CurrencyFranc (XOF)7
Telephone+2258

1. Overview

#france

Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting, and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverCôte d´Ivoire is on the rebound, emerging from a difficult decade, revelling in a melange of modernity and a tradition with a penchant for partying. Côte d´Ivoire is a stunner, shingled with starfish-studded sands, and forest roads so orange they resemble strips of bronzing powder. After almost a decade of making headlines for all the wrong reasons, it is making a tentative comeback.

Once lauded as West Africa´s success story - the country was a magnet for workers from across the region, and travellers drawn by idyllic beaches and intriguing cultural traditions - Côte d´Ivoire´s descent into civil war in the early years of the millennium was especially tragic.

With a fragile peace holding, the outlook is more positive and travellers are beginning to return, albeit at a trickle. In the south, the Parc National de Taï hides secrets, species and nut-cracking chimps amidst its trees, while the peaks and valleys of Man offer a highland climate, fresh air and local art. Beach resorts of Assinie and arty Grand Bassam were made for weekend retreats from Abidjan, the capital in all but name, where lagoons linger between skyscrapers and cathedral spires pierce the blue heavens.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Ivory Coast National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
156=Comoros0.558
156=Papua New Guinea0.558
158Mauritania0.556
159Ivory Coast0.550
160Tanzania0.549
161Pakistan0.544
162Togo0.539
163=Nigeria0.535
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
135Angola$5 466
136Samoa$5 308
137Honduras$5 298
138Ivory Coast$5 217
139Mauritania$5 075
140Djibouti$5 025
141Venezuela$4 811
142Nigeria$4 790
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
154Ethiopia111.5
155Palau111.9
156Cameroon113.1
157Ivory Coast113.2
158N. Korea113.4
159Gambia113.5
160Nigeria114.0
161Mali114.6
Africa Avg110.5
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Ivory Coast's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

The Ivory Coast's population is predicted to rise to 29.82 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 4.27. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
51Madagascar26.3m
52N. Korea25.5m
53Cameroon25.2m
54Ivory Coast25.1m
55Australia24.9m
56Niger22.4m
57Sri Lanka21.2m
58Burkina Faso19.8m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
190Somalia55.3
191S. Sudan55.0
192Central African Rep.53.9
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
142Ghana4.03
143Solomon Islands4.08
144Burundi4.10
145Ivory Coast4.27
146Eritrea4.28
147Palestine4.31
148Cameroon4.33
149Mauritania4.40
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
13Qatar05.1
14Somalia05.4
15=Togo05.4
16Ivory Coast05.6
17=Malawi05.6
17=Senegal05.6
19Yemen05.7
20=Cameroon05.8
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
60Gambia9.8%
61Dominica9.2%
62Serbia9.1%
63Ivory Coast9.0%
64Malaysia8.5%
65Portugal8.5%
66Suriname8.5%
67Costa Rica8.4%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
103Comoros5.6%
104Congo, (Brazzaville)5.6%
105Togo5.4%
106Ivory Coast5.4%
107Switzerland5.4%
108Malaysia5.3%
109Guinea5.2%
110Turkmenistan5.0%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#antisemitism #equality #gender_equality #human_rights #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
117Lebanon98.7
118San Marino100.2
119Sierra Leone100.2
120Ivory Coast100.4
121Madagascar100.4
122Jordan102.0
Africa Avg108.2
World Avg87.9
q=199.
The Ivory Coast is generally poor at ensuring human rights and freedom compared to the rest of the world. The Ivory Coast does better than average for its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice18, commentary in Human Rights Watch reports19 (amongst the highest in Africa) and in freethought20. Human Rights Watch in 2017 reported some improvement in the legal defence of human rights, including in press freedom21 and judicial abuses and arbitrary arrests were decreasing in number21. But that's it. The Ivory Coast has problems. It does worse than average when it comes to supporting press freedom22, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms23, LGBT equality24 (still high for Africa), its nominal commitment to Human Rights25 and in speed of uptake of HR treaties26. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 for opposing gender inequality27 (amongst the highest in Africa). Prosecutions against historical human rights abusers is still rare and perpetrators of post-election abuse and violence in 2010-11 largely remained unaccountable21.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Ivory Coast's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Africa (2020)28
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank28
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
46Mali122.1
47Congo, (Brazzaville)123.4
48Namibia125.9
49Gabon131.3
50Ivory Coast132.6
51Angola133.1
52Equatorial Guinea136.5
53Nigeria142.1
54S. Sudan146.5
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)28
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank28
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
186Namibia125.9
187Iraq130.9
188Gabon131.3
189Ivory Coast132.6
190Angola133.1
191Nauru134.8
192Equatorial Guinea136.5
193Nigeria142.1
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives29. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau29.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean29, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa29.

For more, see:

Health:

The Ivory Coast is a pretty unhealthy country. The Ivory Coast does better than average when it comes to its smoking rate30 (but high for Africa). However The Ivory Coast performs less well in most areas. It does worse than average in terms of its alcohol consumption rate31, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance32, its fertility rate13 and in its immunizations take-up33. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 for its adolescent birth rate27 and in its average life expectancy11. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the past 40 years. Life expectancy in CĂ'te d'Ivoire in 1990 was 52.6yrs, lower than the global average of 64.6. It improved by +6.7yrs in the 30 years from then, less than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
190Somalia55.3
191S. Sudan55.0
192Central African Rep.53.9
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
123=St Vincent & Grenadines8.2
123=Dominica8.2
125Thailand8.3
126=Ivory Coast8.4
126=Botswana8.4
126=Trinidad & Tobago8.4
126=Vietnam8.4
130Ukraine8.6
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
142Ghana4.03
143Solomon Islands4.08
144Burundi4.10
145Ivory Coast4.27
146Eritrea4.28
147Palestine4.31
148Cameroon4.33
149Mauritania4.40
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
30
Pos.201430
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
75Botswana 449
76Syria 459
77Djibouti 476
78Ivory Coast 477
79Nicaragua 488
80Angola 489
81Honduras 489
82Brazil 492
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
126Mauritius126
127Congo, DR127
128Gabon128
129Ivory Coast129
130Mongolia130
131Afghanistan131
132Suriname132
133Grenada133
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
46Maldives30.6
47=Congo, (Brazzaville)30.9
47=Liberia30.9
49Ivory Coast31.6
50Singapore31.8
51Gambia31.9
52Ghana32.0
53=China32.3
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
27
Pos.2015
Per 100027
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
176Tanzania118.6
177Congo, DR122.6
178Chad133.5
179Ivory Coast135.5
180Malawi136.2
181Mozambique139.7
182Guinea140.6
183Angola164.3
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
33
Pos.2015
Avg %33
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
163Micronesia78.2
164Philippines77.9
165Sweden77.8
166Ivory Coast76.9
167Congo, DR76.5
168Timor-Leste (E. Timor)76.5
169Indonesia76.4
170Mali76.0
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Ivory Coast's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Africa (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
...
10Ethiopia64.8
11=Egypt66.6
12Nigeria69.2
13Ivory Coast70.5
14Mali74.3
15=Ghana76.2
16Chad79.5
17=Mozambique81.0
18Gambia82.0
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
56=Armenia69.5
57UK69.6
58=Slovakia69.6
59Ivory Coast70.5
60El Salvador71.8
61Romania72.4
62Trinidad & Tobago73.5
63Mali74.3
World Avg85.7
q=188.
The Ivory Coast is positioned 59th in the world in terms of its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. The Ivory Coast comes in the best 20 in annual meat consumption per person36. It does better than average when it comes to the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population37 (the best in Africa) and in its forested percent change 1990-201538. But, there's bad news too. The Ivory Coast does worse than average in terms of how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity and in its environmental performance39. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 when it comes to energy to GDP efficiency40.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
38
Pos.2015
%38
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
66Georgia+02.6
67Austria+02.5
68Finland+01.8
69Ivory Coast+01.8
70Czechia+01.5
71Germany+01.2
72Estonia+01.2
73Seychelles+01.1
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
39
Pos.201839
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
136Uzbekistan45.9
137Chad45.3
138Myanmar (Burma)45.3
139Ivory Coast45.3
140Gabon45.1
141Ethiopia44.8
142S. Africa44.7
143Guinea-Bissau44.7
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better40
Pos.201440
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
101Kenya05.24
102Kazakhstan05.10
103Moldova05.03
104Ivory Coast04.85
105Tanzania04.81
106Kyrgyzstan04.78
107Benin04.69
108=Bosnia & Herzegovina04.52
Africa Avg07.42
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
101Argentina1995 Feb 20
102Myanmar (Burma)1995 Feb 23
103Colombia1995 Feb 26
104Ivory Coast1995 Feb 27
105Congo, DR1995 Mar 03
106Equatorial Guinea1995 Mar 06
107Sierra Leone1995 Mar 12
108Lebanon1995 Mar 15
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better37
Pos.2011
%37
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
18Panama64.6%
19Peru63.9%
20Chile63.8%
21Ivory Coast63.7%
22Madagascar62.8%
23Uruguay62.4%
24Angola62.4%
25Bangladesh61.5%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2021
kg36
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
16Sierra Leone11.7
17Sri Lanka12.0
18Tanzania12.1
19Ivory Coast12.6
20Cambodia12.6
21N. Korea12.8
22Bhutan13.6
23Cameroon14.6
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Ivory Coast's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #it_security #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
25Sudan119.8
26Sao Tome & Principe120.3
27Burkina Faso120.6
28Ivory Coast121.3
29Malawi121.6
30Mali124.1
31Togo124.4
32Angola124.8
33Djibouti125.8
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
161Sudan119.8
162Sao Tome & Principe120.3
163Burkina Faso120.6
164Ivory Coast121.3
165Malawi121.6
166Iraq121.8
167Guyana122.6
168Syria123.5
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Secondary Education
Higher is better
42
Pos.201842
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
146Yemen28.0%
147Benin26.5%
148Sierra Leone26.3%
149Ivory Coast26.1%
150Afghanistan26.1%
151Myanmar (Burma)25.8%
152Central African Rep.22.1%
153Malawi21.8%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
43
Pos.2021
Years43
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
153Benin10.8
154Burundi10.7
155Kenya10.7
156Ivory Coast10.7
157Jordan10.6
158Guinea-Bissau10.6
159Guatemala10.6
160Liberia10.4
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
123Oman123
124Chad124
125Brunei125
126Ivory Coast126
127Kuwait127
128Vietnam128
129Azerbaijan129
130Bangladesh130
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better44
Pos.200644
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
114=Botswana70
114=Rwanda70
114=Benin70
117Ivory Coast69
118=Malawi69
118=Niger69
118=Mali69
118=Burundi69
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
45
Pos.201645
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
141Yemen25%
142Senegal23%
143Angola23%
144Ivory Coast22%
145Honduras22%
146Botswana21%
147Libya21%
148Zimbabwe21%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
46
Pos.201346
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
32Kenya0.77
33Cameroon0.77
34Burkina Faso0.79
35Ivory Coast0.82
36Ethiopia0.84
37Iran0.85
38Laos0.86
39Spain0.88
Africa Avg1.07
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
47
Pos.2017
Ratio47
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
139=Congo, (Brazzaville)0.0
139=Sao Tome & Principe0.0
139=Kiribati0.0
139=Ivory Coast0.0
139=Mauritania0.0
139=Iraq0.0
139=Oman0.0
139=Papua New Guinea0.0
Africa Avg0.04
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

On the Corruption Index, Côte d'Ivoire scored on average 30.8 over the 2012-2016 period. Over the 10 years since then, it improved by 6.2 points.

World Giving Index
Higher is better
48
Pos.2022
%48
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
87=El Salvador36.0
87=Saudi Arabia36.0
89S. Africa35.0
90=Ivory Coast35.0
90=Congo, (Brazzaville)35.0
90=Namibia35.0
93Togo34.0
94=Mozambique34.0
Africa Avg38.2
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
49
Pos.2022
Points49
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
96Argentina38.0
97=Tanzania38.0
97=Morocco38.0
99Ivory Coast37.0
100=Lesotho37.0
101Serbia36.0
102=Peru36.0
102=Turkey36.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
50
Pos.2018
Score50
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
104Palestine4.7
105S. Africa4.7
106Iran4.7
107Ivory Coast4.7
108Ghana4.7
109Senegal4.6
110Laos4.6
111Tunisia4.6
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
113Argentina113
114Qatar114
115Afghanistan115
116Ivory Coast116
117Panama117
118Colombia118
119Brazil119
120Honduras120
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
92Burundi92
93Mozambique93
94Guinea94
95Ivory Coast95
96Peru96
97Libya97
98Czechia98
99Israel99
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
51
Pos.2023
Score51
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
87Guinea-Bissau2.05
88=Bangladesh2.05
88=Rwanda2.05
90Ivory Coast2.05
91Tanzania2.06
92Thailand2.06
93Gabon2.07
94Georgia2.07
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
117Benin117
118Venezuela118
119Angola119
120Ivory Coast120
121Kyrgyzstan121
122Guinea122
123Israel123
124Malta124
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
153Angola153
154Guyana154
155Congo, DR155
156Ivory Coast156
157St Lucia157
158Vietnam158
159Laos159
160Equatorial Guinea160
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
52
Pos.2019
Score52
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
76Kuwait2.49
77Malaysia2.50
78Brazil2.53
79Ivory Coast2.60
80Australia2.65
81Congo, (Brazzaville)2.69
82Ireland2.69
83Zimbabwe2.83
Africa Avg3.41
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better53
Pos.201953
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
170Haiti32.20
171Guinea-Bissau32.30
172Lesotho33.10
173Ivory Coast33.30
174Cameroon33.50
175Equatorial Guinea34.60
176Benin34.90
177Congo, DR36.10
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better54
Pos.2017
%54
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
104Malaysia41.0
105Haiti41.1
106=USA41.5
106=Ivory Coast41.5
108Djibouti41.6
109=Papua New Guinea41.9
109=Turkey41.9
111Congo, DR42.1
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better55
Pos.2018
Severity55
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
67Pakistan.198
68Haiti.200
69Timor-Leste (E. Timor).210
70Ivory Coast.236
71Yemen.241
72Cameroon.243
73Malawi.243
74Togo.249
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion

Disbelief In God (2007)56
Pos.Higher is better
%56
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
117=Egypt0
117=Liberia0
117=Libya0
117=Ivory Coast0
117=Pakistan0
117=Niger0
117=Saudi Arabia0
117=Rwanda0
117=Cameroon0
117=Philippines0
117=Kuwait0
117=Madagascar0
117=Nigeria0
117=Malawi0
117=Chad0
117=Nepal0
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below57:

Christian44.1%
Muslim37.5%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion10.2%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated8%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7% (2008 est.). note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)58.

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