Saudi Arabia leads in three global indicators amid COVID-19

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranked first globally in three international indicators, during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. 

According to the National Center for Performance Measurement (Adaa), which monitors and follows on the global indicators announced periodically, Saudi Arabia ranked first in the response of entrepreneurs to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the government in supporting entrepreneurs, as per the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report for 2020-2021.

Saudi Arabia has maintained its excellent ranking in global indicators, attaining first place worldwide in the “Food Standards” index, which is a subcomponent of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI), in 2020.

The Economic Intelligence Unit publishes the GFSI every year, which covers topics such as a country’s food security and the causes of food insecurity.

GFSI also assesses dietary quality and diversity as well as food safety during 2020. It includes sub-indicators, Saudi Arabia ranks first in these indicators as well.

During the peak of the pandemic, Saudi Arabia climbed to the eighth rank among 113 countries in the self-sufficiency of food supply index.

Saudi Arabia also surpassed 105 countries in grain and vegetable production growth, advancing nine ranks, compared to 2019.

Saudi Arabia was also able to advance in most of the indicators of the Global Soft Power Index. In the Brand Finance report, the country ranked 20th out of 85 countries in addressing the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The results of Saudi Arabia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic show that the Saudi Vision 2030 is having a favorable impact on the Kingdom’s development and progress in global indicators.

Adaa, through an international performance platform, is monitoring and following up on global indicators that highlight Saudi Arabia’s progress, comparing the country’s performance with more than 217 countries in over 700 global performance indicators.

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