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2024 World Citizenship Report

Explore the World Citizenship Report (WCR), a comprehensive analysis that delves into the key factors that influence high-net-worth-individuals (HNWIs) towards Citizenship by Investment.

The report uniquely categorises countries based on five motivators, offering a holistic view beyond travel privileges. Discover the top citizenships globally, evaluated on a range of factors highly valued by the international community.

 “In the WCR, see for yourself the best citizenships that the world has to offer. The global community is waiting.”

What Is the World Citizenship Report?

With extensive research spanning years, the WCR introduces the World Citizenship Index (WCI), a groundbreaking tool that revolutionises the ranking of global citizenships.

“The WCR’s WCI methodology seeks to bridge the gap between hard data examining the motivations behind citizenship – of which very little exists – and the needs of HNWls when seeking citizenship. The mixed methods approach thus combines focus groups, survey data, and official statistical sources of principal motivators.”

This innovative approach goes beyond conventional metrics, focusing on ethical considerations and diverse perspectives on the fundamental aspects defining national belonging and citizenship status.

Industry-first Methodology

The WCR pioneered an industry-first methodology that combines CS Global Partners’ extensive experience in citizenship solutions industry with external research to assess 188 jurisdictions based on the top five motivators of citizenship desired by global citizens.

Using a mixed-methods research design, this approach uncovers the decision-making factors of second citizenship seekers and evaluates the significance of each factor.

By employing a multidimensional strategy, the report captures attitudes with precision and depth, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the data.

Safety and Security
Quality Of Life
Economic Opportunity
Global Mobility

Responsibility | Peace | Freedom

The 2024 WCR confronts responsibility amid electoral change. 

It studies the most important aspects of what makes citizenship valuable, and ultimately calls for a globally-minded conception of citizenship.

With its rankings, it showcases the countries which best exemplify the values and qualities of citizenship, while also considering what global citizens prioritise when making citizenship decisions.

The 2024 WCR survey talks to HNWIs from around the world, taking stock of their needs and interests when considering citizenship, political change and economics.

Survey insights have been peppered throughout the report, employing a qualitative and quantitative data approach. In this way, the WCR stands out among immigration reports in its multifaceted analysis of the issues which most acutely affect HNWIs.

High-level contributors

The WCR combines its analysis of Safety and Security, Economic Opportunity, Quality of Life, Global Mobility and Financial Freedom with high-level contributions.

Contributors include distinguished scholars from the Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics, international affairs professionals and leading climate impact analysts.

We centre perspectives from across the globe, including younger voices and advocates for sustainable development. The report’s cutting-edge analysis and rankings allow readers to fully understand and engage with citizenship, in all its multi-faceted complexity.

Insightful In-Report articles include:

  • The New Generation: Youth Electoral Engagement
  • Beyond the Era of Isolated Conflicts
  • What the US Elections say about the Rule of Law and the Global citizen
  • The Discourse on Climate Induced Migration and Climate Passports
  • The New India: how young voters and migration will shape the election landscape
  • Spotlight on the US Elections: Migration and Millennial Priorities

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motivators

SAFETY & SECURITY

This motivator relies on data from the Global Peace Index (GPI), an annual report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) that estimates the relative position of nations and regions according to their levels of peacefulness.

QUALITY OF LIFE

The functioning of society relies on a number of human development factors that go beyond GDP and growth; from infrastructure to education, healthcare to the environment, a good quality of life lends itself to a happier, more secure society.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Economic opportunity is fundamental to self-actualisation. To make the most of our respective talents, backgrounds, and education, economic opportunities must be offered as they lend themselves to better outcomes for individuals and their families.

GLOBAL MOBILITY

Now that the world has opened up, the exploration of different cultures, ideas, and landscapes is once again at the fingertips of the global citizen. As goods, talent, and services flow across borders, developing economies can grow stronger and cultural literacy can be strengthened. In international relations, economic and migratory ties are fundamental to binding countries closer together.

FINANCIAL FREEDOM

After inflation wreaked havoc on global economic outcomes and the finances of individuals, families and businesses around the world, the global economy is recovering. Standout financial freedom of hubs such as Singapore and Hong Kong has given investors places to find solace amid global turmoil.

You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen.

-Ban Ki-Moon