Tunisia was ranked 81st out of 152 countries worldwide in terms of economic freedom, according to the latest report entitled “Economic Freedom of the World 2013” (EFW), published recently by Fraser Institute.
Hong Kong tops the rankings, followed by Singapore and New Zealand.
The EFW index measures the degree of economic freedom in five key areas namely the Size of the Government, the legal System and Property Rights, Sound Money, Freedom to Trade Internationally and Regulation.
Thus, according to this report, Tunisia is ranked 45th regarding the legal system and property rights, 53rd in terms of the size of the government, 74th position in regulation, 79th in terms of freedom to trade internationally and 120th in terms of sound money.
Tunisia is leading Maghreb countries followed by Morocco (98th), Mauritania (105th) and Algeria (143rd).
The Fraser Institute is a Canadian think tank whose primary mission is “to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals.”