The Commonwealth of Dominica has been crowned as the safest country in the Caribbean in the second annual World Citizenship Report published by the world’s leading government advisory and marketing firm, CS Global Partners.
World Citizenship Index (WCI)
The WCI is the World Citizenship Report’s data-driven tool which measures 188 countries across five motivators most relevant to the mass affluent. Dominica, fondly known as ‘The Nature Isle’, topped the Safety and Security pillar in the region with a score of 76.9. This brings it to the 38th safest place in the international arena!
In the Caribbean, Grenada (46), St Kitts and Nevis (48), Saint Lucia (50) and Antigua and Barbuda (52) followed Dominica’s safety and security rank of 38. Iceland (1), New Zealand (2) and Switzerland (3) kept their top rankings globally for the second year in a row, while economic giants like the US (65) and China (111) trailed much further behind Dominica.
Dominica continues to place emphasis on physical safety, rule of law, and political stability and ranks high in categories like voice and accountability, where Dominican citizens feel empowered to hold leaders accountable to their demands and needs.
Post-pandemic return to ‘normal’ marred by generational inflation
Supply chain, energy, and political pressures have pushed the global economy closer to a recession and are forcing governments to enact monetary and fiscal policy changes that are pressurising households the world over.
The pandemic engendered both restrictions on local and international movement. Further, it increased economic headwinds that have compelled the world’s citizens to reappraise their relationship with their own governments. Especially when it comes to freedom, safety, and opportunity.
The mass affluent and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) are looking for alternative destinations for citizenship. Essentially they’re looking at countries that offer the freedoms that are lacking in their home nations.
Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme
Caribbean nations that offer investment migration programmes, such as Dominica, offer global citizens access to some of the world’s best travel and economic markets.
The island began welcoming foreign nationals to obtain citizenship in 1993. The island remains politically and economically stable, with a low crime rate and rich investment opportunities.
There are two investment options , namely; the Economic Diversification Fund and Real Estate option. Subsequently, these investments go towards sustainable economic growth and empower local citizens with business opportunities.
More on the World Citizenship Report
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The report showcases the World Citizenship Index (WCI). The WCI is an innovative tool that takes a holistic approach to rank the world’s citizenships across multiple dimensions. These include the following motivators:
- Safety and Security
- Quality of Life
- Economic Opportunity
- Global Mobility
- Financial Freedom
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