Ranking: Morocco lags behind in attracting foreign talent

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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According to the Talent Competitiveness Ranking 2022, Morocco is not a country to attract, retain and develop foreign talent. The kingdom ranks her 11th in the Arab world, after Tunisia.

The Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) ranks the UK 96th out of 133 countries, creating a total of six indicators measuring the country’s attractiveness to foreigners in terms of professional careers.

The theme of the 2022 rankings, carried out by the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in collaboration with the Singapore-based Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) and the Portolan’s Institute of the United States, is ‘Changing talent landscape.

With a score of 29.96 out of 100, Morocco is well below average and close to the bottom of the ‘Talent Competition’.

In the Arab world, several countries, including the Gulf States, are very high in the rankings, with the United Arab Emirates occupying its 25th place in the world.

Qatar is 38th, followed by Saudi Arabia 43rd, Oman (60th), Kuwait (61st), Jordan (72nd), Lebanon (84th), Egypt (86th), and Tunisia (91st). Morocco ranks 11th in the Arab world, 104th ahead of Algeria.

In terms of providing a conducive environment and climate, laws, markets and business environment, Morocco ranks 79th out of 133 for her, with an above-average score of 38.69 out of 100.

Morocco ranks 115th in attractiveness with a score of 36.40 out of 100 and 97th in survival rate with a score of 23. The index for skill retention of foreigners is 38.10 points.

The highest places in the world rankings are occupied by Switzerland, Singapore, Denmark, the United States and Sweden, with Mali, Angola, Ethiopia, Congo and Chad at the bottom.

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