Bahrain has been ranked on the Economic Freedom Index as the 40th freest economy in the world amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The index also ranks Bahrain 4th among 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, with an overall score above the regional and world averages.
The report termed Bahrain as “one of the region’s most improved countries this year”. Bahrain took a 3.6 point increase in its overall score to 69.9 in the 2021 index, due primarily to the improvement in judicial effectiveness.
Bahrain recorded a substantial improvement in the “Judicial Effectiveness” indicator. The Kingdom bagged a 17.4 points jump on the gauge, which assesses the effectiveness of legal frameworks and judicial systems.