Azerbaijan in International Reports
According to "the Global Competitiveness Report" of World Economic Forum, Azerbaijan ranks 46th among 144 countries and has been first in the CIS for four consecutive years.
In the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report Azerbaijan ranks 42nd out of 105 countries.
"Standard and Poor's" International Rating Agency raised long-term sovereign credit rating of Azerbaijan by one level to "BBB-", while keeping the rating outlook "sustainable".
Moody's" International Rating Agency upgraded Azerbaijan's long-term credit rating to "Baa3" from "Ba 1", while keeping rating outlook "sustainable" in April, 2012.
"Fitch Ratings" Agency gave a grade of "BBB-" in investment for Azerbaijan's long-term rating for domestic and foreign currencies, changing its prognosis from "Stable" to "Positive".
According to the "Human Development Report" of UNDP in 2010, Azerbaijan has advanced into the group of countries with "high human development" from the list of the upper middle-income countries.