Friday, 23 November 2012

AWFUL! Is Nigeria really the WORST Country in the World to have a Baby? The EIU ranks Nigeria as the 80th Country in it's 2013 "where-to-be-born-in index"



In recent times, numbers of research reports completed by International Organisations have not been favourable to Nigeria.

In October 2012, the Africa Insurance Organisation ranked Nigeria as the "Kidnap for Ransom Capital of the World", accounting for the 25% of Global Kidnapping. 

In June 2012, the Global Peace Index ranked Nigeria as the sixth most dangerous African Country to live in.

Few days ago, the Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist magazine, released results of it's 2013 Where-to-be-born Index. This time, Nigeria was ranked No.80 out of 80 Countries assessed; making Nigeria the WORST Country to be born in.



According to the EIU, the research "intensely attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead." 
Read more about the research on the Economist website.
Its quality-of-life index links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys—how happy people say they are—to objective determinants of the quality of life across countries. Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too. In all, the index takes 11 statistically significant indicators into account. They are a mixed bunch: some are fixed factors, such as geography; others change only very slowly over time (demography, many social and cultural characteristics); and some factors depend on policies and the state of the world economy.
America, where babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation, languishes back in 16th place. Despite their economic dynamism, none of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) scores impressively. Among the 80 countries covered, Nigeria comes last: it is the worst place for a baby to enter the world in 2013.

Do you think Nigeria is really the worst place in the World to have a baby in 2013?

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