Countries of the World
International Rankings: Azerbaijan vs Armenia

AZERBAIJAN


ARMENIA





Autocratic Azerbaijani regime tries to create an illusion that present-day Azerbaijan is a country with "the fastest rates of development" and "unprecedented success in all areas" and so on.

Aliev's regime masks the real ranking of Azerbaijan in the authoritative international ratings and indexes, or omits the fact that neighboring and blockaded Armenia takes the lead over Azerbaijan in the most of this international ratings. E.g.,






According to the rating

Failed States Index 2011

compiled by experts from the American Peace Foundation and the influential Foreign Policy Magazine,
Armenia (102) is recognized as the most successful country of the region (Azerbaijan - 63, Georgia-47) .


NB: the lower rank - the more successful country!
http://www.fundforpeace.org/global/?q=fsi-grid2011
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
63

102



According to the ranking of

Global Peace Index (GPI)

by an international organization Vision of Humanity,
Armenia (109) is recognized as the most peaceful country of the region (Azerbaijan - 122, Georgia - 134, Turkey - 127, Iran - 119, Russia - 147).

NB: the lower rank - the lesser peaceful country!
http://www.visionofhumanity.org/gpi-data/#/2011/scor
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
122

109



According to the

Human Development Report 2011

of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
amongst of 187 countries Armenia occupies 86th rank and is much favourable, than Azerbaijan ranked 91st.


NB: the lower rank - the lesser favourable country!
http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2011_EN_Table1.pdf
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
91

86



According to the report on

The State Of The World's Children 2012

of the The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF),
infant mortality in Armenia is the lowest in the region, while in Azerbaijan averagely 9000 children under 5 years old die every year.


NB: the higher rank - the higher mortality!
http://www.unicef.org/sowc/files/SOWC_2012-Main_Report_EN_21Dec2011.pdf
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
63

98



According to the survey

Adequate Housing Unaffordable For Many Worldwide

of the international research organization Gallup International,
among of 128 surveyed countries, Azerbaijan records the highest percentage of residents who say they didn't have enough money for adequate housing. While the most favorable situation amongst of the CIS countries is still in Armenia.

NB: figures indicate percentage of families that hadn't enough money to pay for their housing during the past 12 months!
http://www.gallup.com/poll/145331/adequate-housing-unaffordable-worldwide.aspx
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
76%

25%



As of the study on

World Prison Population List

compiled by the London Royal College,
number of imprisoned persons in Azerbaijan (20.9 thousand) is about four times higher than in Armenia (4.8 thousand). Number of prisoners per 100,000 of population is 149 in Armenia, while in Azerbaijan it equals to 240.
By total number of prisoners Azerbaijan is ranked 14th in Europe, while Armenia is 31th.


NB: the higher rank - the more prisoners!
http://chartsbin.com/view/eqq
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
14

31



According to the

Global Education Digest - 2011

compiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),
only 60% of Azerbaijan's population has secondary education (in Armenia - 71%), and may aplly for higher education. According to the World Bank, in Azerbaijan percentage of population havign higher education (19%) is about three time lesser than in Armenia (52%)..


NB: figures indicate percentage of adults with higher education!
http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/global_education_digest_2011_en.pdf
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SE.TER.ENRR
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
19%

52%



According to the

Internet World Stats Report 2011


Armenia is a leader amongst the CIS countries by percentage of Internet users of national population. In 2011 Internet penetration in Armenia was 47.1%, while in Azerbaijan - 44.1%


NB: figures indicate percentage of Internet users within overall population!
http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats3.htm#asia
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
44,1%

47.1%



According to the

Press Freedom Index 2011/2012

publiched by international human rights organization Reporters Without Borders,
Armenia is ranked 77th among 179 countries and is an irrefutable leader of the region (Georgia - 104, Russia - 142, Turkey - 148, Iran - 175). At the same time, Azerbaijan is ranked 162th and worsened the press freedom by 10 points during last year.


NB: the lower rank - the lesser freedom!
http://en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index-2011-2012,1043.html
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
162

77



According to the report on

Freedom in the World 2012

of the Freedom House international human rights organization,
Azerbaijan is recognized as a "not free country", while Armenia is marked as a "partly free".


http://www.freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/inline_images/FIW%202012%20Booklet--Final.pdf
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
NOT FREE

Partly FREE



According to the research

Shadow Economies All Over The World

prepared by the World Bank,
about the shadow economy in 162 countries around the world, Azerbaijan is ranked 148th with an average level of the shadow economy of 58%. Armenia is at 124th position.


NB: the lower rank - the larger shadow economy!
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/IW3P/IB/2010/10/14/000158349_20101014160704/Rendered/PDF/WPS5356.pdf
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
148

124



According to the

Corruption Perceptions Index 2011

compiled by Transparency International,
Azerbaijan is ranked 143th among 182 countries by corruption level, while Armenia - 129th.


NB: the lower rank - the higher corruption!
http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2011/results/#CountryResults
AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIA
143

129



As of

Doing Business - 2012

reported by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation,
among 183 countries Armenia ranks 55th by ease of doing business, while Azerbaijan is 66th.


NB: the lower rank - the lesser attractive for business!
http://www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/fpdkm/doing%20business/documents/annual-reports/english/db12-fullreport.pdf
AZERBAIJAN

ARMENIA

66

55



According to the

2012 Index of Economic Freedom

compiled by American research center of The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal,
Armenia (36) improved its position and is the country with the most free economy in the CIS. While Azerbaijan is ranked 92nd.


NB: the lower rank - the lesser free economy!!
http://www.heritage.org/index/download
AZERBAIJAN

ARMENIA

92

36

As a conclusion:


Many years Aliev's regime tried to assure the poverty-stricken Azerbaijani society that it lives many times wealthier than Armenian neighbors blockaded both by Azerbaijani and Turkish militarist authorities. During the last decades, this defective and false idea was the only argument, which made Azerbaijani people endure the endless misery in a country, which is rich by oil and where ruling clan members roll in luxury, while the family allowances is a quarter lesser than the same in the neighboring "blockaded" Armenia and Karabakh.

Now, when the above-mentioned idea is debunked and Azerbaijani society turned into complete bankrupt, it is a time for Azerbaijani people to face up to the facts of life and adopt a new attitude towards the ruling Azerbaijani regime and its conflict with the neighboring Armenian states.





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