Tunisia was ranked on the top of the list of countries in the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa) in the Social Progress Index.
It was ranked 70th globally with a score of 62.96, while Algeria was in the 87th position with 59.13 and Morocco was 91st.
The index which covers 132 countries in 2014 is the work of non-profit organization “Social Imperative Progress.”
It is based on three main dimensions: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunities. Each of these dimensions is, in turn, divided into four components, and each component is based on three to six indicators.
In terms of basic human needs, Tunisia got a score of 60.20, while it scored 67.49 under the foundations of wellbeing and 61.19 in opportunities.
In addition, Tunisia was awarded a score of 75.90 in nutrition and basic medical care and 69.80 in water and sanitation.