Qatar has been named as the best country in the world for starting a career, according to a new ranking.
“Qatar moved up seven positions from 2018 to claim the No. 1 spot in this ranking. With about a quarter of Qatar’s population under the age of 25, there is opportunity for young professionals to make their move within the country’s growing economy,” the report said.
The government’s National Vision 2030 development plans seek to transform Qatar economically, socially and environmentally, by 2030. The plans include an estimated $200 billion spent in preparation to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The world’s largest sporting event will be a first to ever take place in the Arab world.
The 2019 Best Countries rankings, formed in partnership with BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, are based on a study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics.
The Best Countries to Start a Career ranking draws from a global perceptions-based survey and countries are ranked based on scores from a compilation of seven equally weighted country attributes: a good job market, economically stable, entrepreneurial, income equality, innovative, a place I would live and progressive. Nearly 7,000 adults under age 35 filled out surveys for the 2019 Best Countries rankings.
The report says the global labour force has grown by nearly 200 million people in the past five years, according to the World Bank. Many of these workers are young adults younger than 35 years in age.
Qatar is followed by Turkey.