Global Knowledge Index 2017 - Scorecard

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SECTORAL INDICES

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General Enabling Environment

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Rank Value Rank Value
Ecuador Rank Value
Pre-University Education 49 60.1
KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL 30 65.3
Enrolment 7 59.9
Gross enrolment ratio, primary (%) 40 45.7
Gross enrolment ratio, upper secondary (%) 41 48.4
Out-of-school children (%) 5 85.5
Completion 63 70.8
Gross graduation ratio, primary (%) 18 83.3
Gross graduation ratio, upper secondary (%) 52 43.1
Survival rate, last grade of lower secondary (%) 68 85.9
Outcomes N/A N/A
Assessment of 15-year-old students N/A N/A
Assessment of 8th Grade students N/A N/A
EDUCATIONAL ENABLING ENVIRONMENT 94 52.2
Expenditure on Education 122 14.2
Government expenditure, primary (% of GDP) 70 21.5
Government expenditure, secondary (% of GDP) 113 6.9
Expenditure on educational institutions, all levels (%) N/A N/A
Early Childhood Education (ECE) 44 61.6
Gross enrolment ratio, ECE (%) 80 23.1
Grade 1 entrants with ECE (%) 1 100.0
School Environment 98 68.1
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary (HC) 87 72.4
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary (HC) 91 54.4
Trained teachers, primary (%) 56 77.9
Trained teachers, secondary (%) 43 67.6
Ecuador Rank Value
Technical Vocational Education and Training 124 38.0
FORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 118 31.2
Continuous Training 35 58.9
Extent of staff training 93 42.7
Availability of specialized training services 84 51.7
Firms offering formal training (%) 3 82.5
Educational Structure 123 12.7
Expenditure on non-tertiary vocational education 53 13.5
Enrolment in vocational programmes, secondary (%) 51 24.6
Enrolment in vocational programmes, post-secondary non-tertiary (%) N/A N/A
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary vocational (HC) 81 0.0
FEATURES OF THE LABOR MARKET 106 48.2
Qualifications of the Human Capital 76 46.6
Poor work ethic in the labour force 27 86.8
Availability of skilled employees 66 50.0
Technicians per thousand labour force (HC) 64 2.9
Structure of the Labor Market 113 52.0
Restrictive labour regulations 102 56.8
Labour freedom 110 47.3
Ecuador Rank Value
Higher Education 79 35.3
HIGHER EDUCATION INPUTS 51 45.8
Expenditure 30 38.2
Government expenditure, tertiary (% of GDP) 8 61.1
Government expenditure per student, tertiary (constant PPP$) 53 15.4
Enrolment 74 34.1
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 6 (%) 10 89.5
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 7 (%) 87 12.3
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 8 (%) 113 0.5
Human Resources 50 70.8
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary (HC) 44 77.8
Researchers in Higher education (%) 51 63.7
HIGHER EDUCATION OUTPUTS AND QUALITY 92 27.7
Graduation 83 26.6
Graduates, ISCED 6 (%) 79 23.7
Graduates, ISCED 7 (%) 12 45.9
Graduates, ISCED 8 (%) 94 10.2
Employment After Graduation 66 50.9
Labour force with advanced education (%) 78 24.9
Unemployment with advanced education (%) 63 76.9
Quality of Universities 70 27.0
University-industry collaboration in R&D 98 33.9
Number of globally-ranked universities 53 20.0
Competency of Students 84 9.7
Enrolment in globally ranked-universities (% of tertiary students) 74 16.7
Inbound mobility rate (%) 90 2.8

All values are normalized to a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best)
Ecuador Rank Value
Research, Development and Innovation 104 15.9
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 98 12.6
Research and Development Inputs 86 13.8
GERD (% of GDP) 67 8.4
GERD per researcher (constant '000 $PPP) 55 18.9
Researchers per thousand labour force (HC) 64 7.5
Graduates from ICT, Science and Engineering programmes, tertiary (%) 78 14.0
High-technology net imports (% of total trade) 45 30.2
Research and Development Outputs 111 11.3
Average documents per researcher 99 7.0
Citations per document 87 25.2
Citable documents H index 77 8.9
Best scientific journal (SJR ranking) 94 0.0
Quality of scientific research institutions 95 38.8
PCT patents applications (per million inhabitants) 81 0.1
INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION 110 15.2
Inputs of Innovation in Production 93 21.1
GERD performed by business enterprises (% of GDP) 51 5.2
GERD financed by business enterprises (%) 90 0.1
Researchers (HC) in Business enterprise (%) 29 44.1
FDI and technology transfer 115 41.9
Outputs of Innovation in Production 112 11.3
Intellectual property receipts (% of total trade) 105 2.2
Industrial design applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 86 2.0
Production process sophistication 99 38.1
Extent of marketing 64 57.0
SOCIAL INNOVATION 88 26.4
Inputs of Social Innovation 97 21.8
Ease of protecting minority investors 94 46.7
Joint venture per strategic alliance deals 101 0.0
ICT goods imported (% of total imports) 53 23.9
Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 59 22.2
New business density N/A N/A
Outputs of Social Innovation 78 29.4
Trademark applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 37 28.4
National feature films produced (per million inhabitants) 58 9.5
Printing and publishing manufactures (% of manufactured output) 42 27.8
ICT goods exported (% of total exports) 107 48.2
Ecuador Rank Value
Information and Communications Technology 76 47.4
ICT INPUTS 67 62.2
Infrastructure 85 42.9
Population covered by mobile-cellular networks (%) 97 82.0
International Internet bandwidth per Internet user (Kbit/s) 74 45.0
Secure Internet servers (per million inhabitants) 71 1.6
Sector Competitiveness 48 81.5
ICT Price Basket 84 94.0
Internet and telephony level of competition 1 100.0
Laws relating to ICTs 61 50.6
ICT OUTPUTS 81 41.1
Subscriptions 84 24.4
Fixed-telephone subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 67 24.8
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 109 22.7
Fixed-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 69 21.0
Active mobile-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 86 29.0
Usage by Individuals 84 55.8
Internet users (%) 72 52.8
Use of virtual social networks 105 63.4
Business-to-consumer Internet use 84 51.3
Usage by Government and Institutions 73 49.3
Firm-level technology absorption 91 53.7
Government Online Service Index 55 63.0
Government success in ICT promotion 66 50.3
Unlicensed software installation rates 66 30.1
Impact on Development 70 37.7
ICT PCT patents, applications (per million inhabitants) 81 2.1
Impact of ICTs on business models 62 58.6
Social impacts of ICT 66 52.3
Ecuador Rank Value
Economy 114 35.7
KNOWLEDGE COMPETITIVENESS 126 40.3
Economic Infrastructure and Competition 95 56.7
Ease of starting a business 121 70.6
Ease of enforcing a contract 75 56.7
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 50 45.3
Logistics Performance Index 72 44.9
Intensity of local competition 66 68.6
Availability of latest technologies 95 54.3
Competitiveness Drivers 130 23.9
Business impact of rules on FDI 126 30.5
FDI, net inflows (% of GDP) 112 37.6
Global Entrepreneurship Index 83 21.1
Investment in telecom services (% of GDP) 117 9.7
Venture capital availability 113 20.8
ECONOMIC OPENNESS 100 26.2
Creative Economy 47 34.0
High-technology net exports (% of total trade) 71 3.5
Creative services' exports (% of total trade in services) 12 59.6
Creative goods' exports (% of total trade in goods) 86 38.9
Trade 131 18.5
Trade (% of GDP) 118 5.9
Prevalence of non-tariff barriers 128 31.2
FINANCING AND VALUE ADDED 80 35.9
Financing and Taxes 79 39.5
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 43 68.3
Soundness of banks 60 68.0
Domestic credit to private sector (% of GDP) 97 10.6
Bank deposits to GDP (%) 102 11.2
Domestic Value-added 77 32.3
High-skilled employment (% of total employed people) 95 21.9
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 40 42.7

All values are normalized to a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best)

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