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2010 WEF Global Competitiveness Report: Tunisia retains lead in Africa and in the Maghreb.

Summary: The 2009- 2010 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report The Global Competitiveness Report is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum. [1] The first report was released in 1979. The 2006-2007 report covers 125 major and emerging economies. , ranks Tunisia for the third consecutive year, as the most competitive economy in African and in the Maghreb.

The 2009- 2010 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, ranks Tunisia for the third consecutive year, as the most competitive economy in African and in the Maghreb. <p>The Report ranks Tunisia 40 th in the world before South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa.  (45), Jordan (50), Brazil (56), Turkey (61), and the Russian Federation Russian Federation: see Russia.  (63). In the Euro zone, Tunisia does better than Portugal (43rd), Poland (46th), Slovakia (47th), Italy (48th), Hungary (58th), Romania (64th) and Greece (71st).

The report is based on data and surveys involving 12 'pillars' covering, institutions, infrastructure, macro-economic stability, health and primary education, higher education higher education

Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art.
 and training, goods market efficiency, market size, labor market labor market A place where labor is exchanged for wages; an LM is defined by geography, education and technical expertise, occupation, licensure or certification requirements, and job experience  efficiency, technological readiness, financial market sophistication so·phis·ti·cate  
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.

, business sophistication, and innovation.

The report writes that Tunisia's efficient government institutions (15 th) remain its main strength , along with a high level of security (23 th ) and an educational system which ensures a good quality of education (29 th).

In sub-headings, Tunisia ranks 5th in the world in terms of wastefulness of public spending, 7th in terms of quality of math and science education, 8th in agricultural policy costs, 9th in the availability of scientists and engineers and 11th in the protection of minority shareholders' interests.

The country is also ranked 16th in terms of public trust of politicians and 18th in the world in matters of impartial government decisions.

The Report was presented, on Tuesday by Mr. Slim Zarrouk, the chairman of the Cell of young members of the Arab Institute of Head of Enterprises (CJM- IACE IACE International Air Cadet Exchange
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) at a press conference held in Tunis.

WEF's 2009 Global Enabling Trade Report and the 2009 Africa Competitiveness Report, also ranked Tunisia first in Africa.

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Date:Sep 10, 2009
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