Morocco was ranked first in North Africa and third in the continent in the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), co-established by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF).
The GKI aims at measuring knowledge as a broad concept that is intricately related to all aspects of modern human life, in a systematic approach that builds on solid conceptual and methodological principles.
Despite its good ranking compared to North African neighbors, Morocco received a rating of 43/100, which leaves it in the 77th position globally among 133 countries.
Tunisia came second in North Africa with a score of 42 taking the 80th position globally, while Algeria with a score of 40 points came third.
In Africa, Mauritius was ranked first followed by Namibia then Morocco in the index that highlights the strategic role of knowledge and the importance of developing objective and scientific tools to measure and evaluate knowledge.