The rankings are out, and Egypt was placed 16th. Thanks world...
According to Independent, Egypt was ranked 16th among countries with the worst reputation in the world by the Reputation Institute (yes, that’s a thing) in their annual RepTrak index. Not only that, but we’ve dropped 3-4 points since 2015. Though the bottom of the list includes a few European and South American countries, African countries conquer, and Iraq is number one.
Egypt is one of the most populated countries in Africa. Additionally, political oppression, and the Muslim Brotherhood and liberals opposing the current government leaves Egypt with a threatening reputation that tourists have been warned to dodge.
The three key drivers that define a country’s reputation is an effective government, an appealing environment, and an advanced economy. These factors lead to an increase in exports, an appealing lifestyle, progressive social and economic policies, and a technologically advanced living state. Guess we didn’t pass the test. The main themes in common in the lowest rankings are religious extremism and poor foreign relations. The top marks are based on tolerance, safety, and attractiveness to tourists. Only 14 countries in the world have a strong reputation with Sweden being number one.