The World Competitiveness Yearbook by International Institute for Management Development uses 340 indicators to draw a picture of how nations and enterprises manage to achieve prosperity or profit. The WCY is the most indicator intensive report that measures competitiveness of countries. This year’s report covers 63 countries, focusing on 4 factors– each of which has 5 sub-factors and a total of 340 indicators.
The World Economic Forum published brand new Index the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. Which replaces/supersede the previously called Global Competitiveness Report. The GCI 4.0 focuses on the fourth Industrial revolution as a path for countries competitiveness development. The report measures the competitiveness through different factors that determine an economy’s level of productivity, similarly to GCI 2017. However, WEF experts has stated that “rankings are not comparable with previous Global Competitiveness Report”. The report ranks 140 countries across 12 pillars; Institutions, Infrastructure, ICT adoption, Macroeconomic stability, Health, Skills, Product market, Labour market, Financial system, Market size, Business dynamism and Innovation capability. The 12 pillars include 98 indicators of which 34 indicators have been retained from GCR 2017.
The Global Enabling Trade Report (GETR) is published biennially by the World Economic Forum. The assessment is based on the Enabling Trade Index (ETI), which measures the extent economies have in place institutions, policies, infrastructures and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to their destination. The report is composed of four main components (sub-indexes): Market Access, Border Administration, Infrastructure, and Operating Environment. This year’s report measures 136 economies, using 57 indicators & sub- indicators across 7 pillars.
The Global Information Technology Report is published by the World Economic Forum. Published since 2001, the report aims to evaluate countries’ preparedness for using and leveraging ICTs (for economic development) as well as evaluate their ability to exploit ICT services in such a way to project a path of social development and transformation by improving access to basic services, enhancing connectivity, and creating employment opportunities. This year’s report measures 139 economies, across 53 indicators (split 51% hard data and 49% soft data) and centers around 4 main sub-indices.
The World Happiness Report is published annually by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network in New York. The report measures 156 countries’ level of happiness. The report relies on the Gallup Worldwide Poll based on the Cantril Ladder question stating "Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to ten at the top. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time, assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it? Which step comes closest to the way you feel?". By this, the people evaluate the quality of their current lives on a scale of 0 to 10 (for each country, averaged over 3 years (i.e. 2015-2017).
The SDG Index & Dashboards is published by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The report was first published in 2016 and this year’s edition includes 111 indicators covering the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The E-government Survey is published by published biennially by the division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nation Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). It was first released in 2003. The report measures 193 countries across 3 components (Online Service, Telecommunication Infrastructure and Human Capital) using 10 indicators. The report provide decision makers a tool to identify their areas of strength and challenges in e-government and to guide e-government policies and strategies.
World Talent Report is published annually by the Institute for Management Development, since 2013. The report reflects to assess the extent to which countries develop, attract and retain talent to sustain the pool that enterprises employ to create sustainable value. This year’s report measures 63 countries, through 3 main factors; Investment and Development, Appeal and Readiness. Within the 3 Factors, there are a total of 30 criteria, split 60% surveys (18 criteria) and 40% hard criteria (12 criteria).
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) publishes The Human Development Index. The index attempts to measure the human development across three dimensions: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and having a decent standard of living.
The reports ranks 188 countries using four quantitative indicators:
The ICT Development Index is one of the core features of the Measuring the Information Society report, which is published annually, since 2009, by International Telecommunication Union. It captures the level of ICT developments in 176 economies worldwide. The report assesses the developments in ICTs between countries, through 3 sub-indexes (ICT Access, ICT Use and ICT Skill) that include 11 indicators.
The Logistics Performance Index is published biennially by the World Bank. The Logistics Performance Index helps countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance. The report measures 160 countries. The LPI is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade. They combine in-depth knowledge of the countries in which they operate with informed qualitative assessments of other countries where they trade and experience of global logistics environment. Feedback from operators is supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work. The LPI consists therefore of both qualitative and quantitative measures and helps build profiles of logistics friendliness for these countries. It measures performance along the logistics supply chain within a country and offers two different perspectives: international and domestic.
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